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W.Va. community gets funds for flood repairs

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Emergency stream repairs will be done in an area of McDowell County hit by severe flooding.

Flash flooding damaged roads, bridges and homes in the Bull Creek area of western McDowell County in early June.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Congressman Nick Rahall announced funding Thursday to strengthen embankments and prevent further erosion.

About $350,000 is from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service’s emergency watershed protection program. Through the program, the service can pay up to 90 percent of costs to help communities address watershed issues that pose imminent threats to lives and property.

The state will provide matching funds.


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