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Hazard Mitigation Meetings Planned for Floods

Roane County Floods

West Virginia officials are planning several meetings in flood-ravaged areas about grants to help homeowners reduce risks during future disasters.

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says the first meeting about the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program will take place Tuesday behind Clendenin City Hall.

Other meetings will be Wednesday at Elkview Middle School; Thursday at Alderson City Hall; Sept. 19 at Geary Elementary/Middle School; Sept. 27 at Marlinton Town Hall; and Sept. 28 at Alumni Hall in Richwood.

A meeting for White Sulphur Springs, Ronceverte and Caldwell will take place Oct. 3 at a location to be determined. Officials also haven’t announced the location for an Oct. 4 meeting for Rupert, Charmco and Rainelle.

The June 23 floods killed 23 and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure.