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Two weeks later, flood victims still need help

Photo submitted to The Exponent Telegram  Kevin Scott and his son Remington stand in front of what remains of their home in White Sulfur Springs. Their house was flooded and then caught on fire. Kevin and his wife and children survived, but his mother died during the incident.
Photo submitted to The Exponent Telegram
Kevin Scott and his son Remington stand in front of what remains of their home in White Sulfur Springs. Their house was flooded and then caught on fire. Kevin and his wife and children survived, but his mother died during the incident.

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Two weeks after flash floods took hold of southern West Virginia, killing at least 23 people and destroying over 1,000 homes, victims still need plenty of supplies, say disaster experts.

“We’re still mucking out homes and probably will do that for the next month or longer,” said Jenny Gannaway, chairman of the West Virginia Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster. “We’re providing food, shelter and getting supplies out to counties so they can be supplied to families as needed.

“We have enough cleaning supplies at this point, but still need sand, dehumidifiers, totes, wheelbarrows, first aid kits, 40-gallon trash cans, tarps, rakes, towels and wash cloths and Gatorade.”

People can drop off items or mail them to the VOAD warehouse at 2700 East Dupont Avenue, Belle, WV, 25015.

At this stage of disaster relief, the Red Cross desperately needs monetary help…

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