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Gazette editorial: Can WV competently help its own flood survivors?

Charleston Gazette-Mail

Gazette editorial

Anyone who saw the devastation from the flood of June 2016 in Clendenin, Clay, Richwood, Rainelle, White Sulphur Springs and numerous other communities will never forget it.

That’s why it’s so disheartening to learn that a program intended to help survivors of that disaster has apparently been adding to their problems, instead.

As the Gazette-Mail‘s Jake Zuckerman and Lori Kersey reported this week, help for those people from the RISE West Virginia program was delayed because of questions about a contract between RISE W.Va. and a Mississippi firm that says it helps states get federal aid.

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