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Justice Visits Flood-damaged Areas of West Virginia


Residents in northern West Virginia pulled together Sunday to begin cleaning up from flooding as Gov. Jim Justice visited areas to see the damage from recent storms.

Media reported Justice visited Mannington to survey flood damage from Friday and Saturday as well as other areas that were flooded from storms on July 23.

Justice arrived at the Mannington Fire Department in the afternoon and then drove by homes with Mayor Jim Taylor and Marion County Sheriff Jim Riffle to survey the damage.

Taylor says flooding from heavy rains devastated the area. It caused lots of property damage, but there were no reports of deaths or severe injuries.

Meanwhile, during a stop at the McMechen Volunteer Fire Department in Wheeling, Justice told those working on recovery efforts the July 23 flooding not to do it all alone, but to “lean on use to help you, too.”