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One Week After Flood, Tap Water Restored in W.Va.


A week after deadly floods ravaged West Virginia, all residents in one of the hardest-hit towns have tap water again. They just can’t drink it yet.

In a news release Friday, West Virginia American Water said it has restored tap water to all areas of Clendenin.

About 3,000 people around Elkview and Clendenin didn’t have tap water following the June 23 floods that killed 23 people statewide.

Although it has now been restored to all households in that region, residents are being advised to boil it before using it.

Other areas of the state also lost tap water, and at the peak of the floods, tens of thousands of homes and businesses were without power. Only a few hundred were still without power Friday.