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Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis With his rented house ruined and full of mud, Brooks resident James Graham describes the route he and his family waded through to escape their flooding home through a window in the living room, situated (unphotographed) directly behind the camera.
Register-Herald photo by Brad Davis
With his rented house ruined and full of mud, Brooks resident James Graham describes the route he and his family waded through to escape their flooding home through a window in the living room, situated (unphotographed) directly behind the camera.

BROOKS, W.Va. — James Graham sat in a silver pick-up truck loaded with a mattress, nightstands and other bedroom furnishings Sunday.

The 20-something father and husband was more pensive than talkative; he did ask what is going to happen to his young family.

Like an estimated thousands of other people across the region, Graham lost nearly everything when the floods hit his home last week. “Two cars, the entire living area of the house is gone,” he said, just looking down Route 20, near Hinton.

The flood did spare upstairs furniture of his rented home on Mini Herb Store Road. What remained was in the back of the truck, borrowed from a friend.

“I don’t know, yet,” he said when asked what is next for his family…

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