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State Receiving $87 Million for Flooding Recovery


West Virginia lawmakers say the state is receiving $87 million more from the federal government to help recover from deadly flooding over the summer.

The funding is from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program.

It follows $17 million from the same program announced in October by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, along with U.S. Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins.

Flooding in late June killed 23 people statewide and devastated homes, businesses, schools and infrastructure.

Capito says the latest funding was included in the resolution recently passed by Congress to continue funding for federal programs.