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West Virginia receiving $17 million for flooding recovery

October 7, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is receiving $17 million in federal money to help recover from deadly flooding over the summer.

The funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program was announced by West Virginia lawmakers on Friday.

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

The joint announcement was made Friday by U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito and Joe Manchin, along with U.S. Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Evan Jenkins.

The disaster recovery program was included in the recently passed Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act and Zika Response and Preparedness Act.

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