WVC 15 - 1 D- 14
§15-1D-14. When martial law may be declared.
In the event of invasion, insurrection, rebellion or riot,
flood or other public disaster or emergency, the governor, in his
discretion, may by proclamation containing such powers as would
meet the exigencies of the situation, declare a state of martial
law or rule in the towns, cities, districts or counties where
such disturbances or emergencies exist.