CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Kathy Bostic’s photographs were spread across the roof of her house, which is now where her walkway should have been.
She moved in and out of her house, which had been destroyed by flooding in Jordan Creek, trying to get to her pictures and important papers to see what she could save.
“Everything else can be replaced,” Bostic said. “Lives can’t and pictures can’t.”
After severe flooding devastated all of West Virginia, the state announced Friday that 22 people had died from the weather. But there was no number yet on just how many people have lost everything they owned.
When Bostic thought of the pictures she lost, she cried. When her friends came up to see how she was doing, or when she looked at old photos, she laughed. Mostly she kept busy…