West Virginia State Trooper C.S. Hartman walks from a shed that he checked out as he and other crews search homes on Saturday in Rainelle, W.Va. by Steve Helber via AP.
By: Merrit Kennedy | Posted: June 26, 2016 | Source: NPR
President Obama has declared a major disaster in West Virginia after flash flooding left at least 23 people dead and devastated communities.
The historic floods are the worst in a century for portions of the state, the governor has said, and destroyed or seriously damaged at least 100 homes. Water levels reached as high as rooftops in some areas. More than 30,000 people are without power, according to the state’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. (more…)