WVC 15 - 1 D- 2
§15-1D-2. Limited emergency.
In time of public disaster or emergency, the governor may
declare a limited emergency in the affected area and designate
the commander of the national guard units called to duty to
coordinate and direct the activities of all persons,
organizations and agencies participating in the evacuation,
safeguarding, relief and rehabilitation of the affected area,
delegating to such commander such authority as he deems necessary
and expedient in the circumstances. The commander so designated
by the governor shall act for and on behalf of the governor and
take all actions in his name. Nothing contained in this section
shall be construed to limit or deny the authority of the governor
to declare martial law.