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WV House speaker calls for flood plan review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia lawmakers need to revisit a more than decade-old flood protection plan to find ways to avoid a repeat of disaster that killed at least 23 people and devastated parts of a dozen counties, House Speaker Tim Armstead said Tuesday.

“Given the recent devastation, I am certainly interested in doing what we can as a Legislature to help mitigate future disasters,” Armstead, R-Kanawha, said in a prepared statement.

Armstead said he would like to have a “comprehensive review” of the flood protection plan added as a study topic for legislative interim committee meetings.

“I believe, given recent events, that it would be prudent for us to bring this plan back before lawmakers…

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