West Virginia Flooding: At Least 24 Dead as Federal Disaster Declared

The number of casualties of the recent West Virginia Flood has reportedly risen to at least 26.

West Virginia Declared Major Disaster

Last week, the state experienced heavy rain and major flooding. Various cities witnessed cars being washed away, people scrambling to safety and power lines failing to deliver electricity. In fact, the flood left more than 20,000 West Virginians without power for several days and in more unfortunate cases, many even lost their homes.

As a result, President Obama declared it a major disaster. In a statement published by the White House on June 25, Obama “ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides.”

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