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West Virginia County Spending Hits $1M on Flood Recovery


A West Virginia county is spending at least $1 million to clean up after deadly, damaging floods last month.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Kanawha County Commission is allocating another $500,000 to flood recovery, bringing the total to $1 million.

Most will aid in cleaning up debris. The county has moved 14,000 tons of debris from flood-ravaged areas.

The additional $500,000 will also help pay contractors for their flood cleanup services.

Commission President Kent Carper says the county is asking for some costs to be covered through the state’s Rainy Day Fund.

The June 23 floods killed 23 people and ravaged homes, businesses and infrastructure across West Virginia.