"W. Va. Starts Digging Out From Massive Flood Damage; At Least 25 Dead"

"Officials in flood-stricken areas of West Virginia shifted their attention Sunday to repairing damage inflicted by the historic deluge that killed at least 25 people as it washed out homes, roads and bridges. Search and rescue operations continued in some pockets of the state.

And more rain is forecast Monday, creating “a risk for additional flooding concerns, especially in areas hard hit this last week,” the National Weather Service said.

President Obama declared a major disaster in three counties on Saturday, clearing the way for people to start seeking federal aid for housing, food and rebuilding. West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said Sunday that the state was “working to add more counties” to that list. The declaration covers Greenbrier, Kanawha and Nicholas counties."

Brad Heath reports for USA TODAY June 26, 2016.


"More Storms on Tap for Flood-Ravaged West Virginia" (Associated Press)

"Obama Declares Major Disaster In West Virginia After Historic Flooding" (NPR)

Source: USA TODAY, 06/27/2016