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Princeton Asking Tomblin for Flood Control Help

Local - 9/26/2012 5:27 PM
Princeton officials are asking Governor Tomblin for help dealing with flooding.

They handed him a petition with more than 2,100 signatures.  The city's asking for funding to control flooding along Stafford Drive.  City Manager Wayne Shumate says the grant will go a long way in fixing a major road that floods up to eight times a year.

"I think it'll draw attention to the need.  It'll help alleviate flooding problems on a state highway, and it's the allocations of federal funding to do so," Shumate says.  "This is a very important project."

Princeton also applied for a $500,000 Small City Block Grant earlier this year.

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