RAINELLE, W.Va. — The flooding in southern West Virginia has left people homeless, stranded and even dead. People say it will be burned into their minds for the rest of their lives.
One man said June 24 will always leave a bad taste in his mouth, especially now that he has lost everything.
“I’d say this is the worst birthday present that God has ever given me,” Frankie Martin said Friday. “I’m 68 today. What a mess.
“I had a body shop on Seventh Street, but it is ruined. I wouldn’t be too worried, but my paperwork for everything, and I mean everything, is in my office in the shop. I don’t even know if I still have an office.”
The people who hadn’t been shuttled to Ansted for refuge gathered in the town shopping plaza…