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WV Flood Recovery Continues

June 29th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

This week West Virginians likely will escape any more of the flooding that has wreaked havoc across several counties, taking 23 lives — a figure authorities warned may rise. Last week's flooding severely damaged or destroyed more than 1,200 homes, including 500 in Roane County. Kanawaha County had 400 homes and 70 businesses destroyed and 200-300 severely damaged. It's the nation's highest death toll from flash floods since May 2010, when 27 people died in Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. West Virginia's death tally still may climb as there are still people unaccounted for according to the West Virginia Office of Emergency Management. President Obama has declared West Virginia a disaster area. But some of those residents accepting federal assistance may be forced to relocate.  On the Senate Floor this week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin said any help anyone is willing to give will be greatly appreciated…





 

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