Associated Press Published

Committees in Flood-Damaged Counties to Coordinate Recovery

West Virginians living in the counties hardest hit by the June floods are preparing for the long-term recovery process as state and federal relief programs begin winding down.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that officials in Greenbrier County have set up an organization designed to coordinate volunteer efforts from non-profits, private businesses and faith-based groups.

Officials in Kanawha and Clay counties also have set up similar committees.

Officials say the purpose of the committees is to connect flood victims with people in the community who can help them.

The officials say that in the upcoming weeks, Fayette, Nicholas, Summers and Webster counties will join Kanawha, Clay and Greenbrier in setting up committees.