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‘Running tab’ for WV flood damages now at $58M

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…

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