CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The running tab for damages from the June 23 flash flood that killed 23 people and destroyed homes and businesses is now $58 million.
Director of West Virginia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Jimmy Gianato said that number is guaranteed to grow over the coming weeks.
The number includes 400 disaster-related unemployment claims and $55 million in identified roadway damage.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at a press conference Wednesday that 7,000 West Virginia residents have filed claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and $28 million in aid has already been granted…