Nearly $700 Million will be given for West Virginia Flood Relief

Lt. Dennis Feazell, of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, keeps his boat on station as he and a co-worker search flooded homes in Rainelle, W. Va., Saturday, June 25, 2016. Heavy rains that pummeled West Virginia left multiple people dead, and authorities said Saturday that an unknown number of people in the hardest-hit county remained unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)- With the help of two senators, seven million dollars will be allocated to go towards West Virginia flood relief.


According to a press release, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers For Supplemental Storm Projects released that along with the help of Senator Shelley Moore-Capito and Senator Joe Manchin, they will be helping recover flooded areas.


The areas that will be receiving money are Bluestone Dam, Lower Mud River and McDowell County.


The three areas breakdown is listed below:

$574 million – Bluestone Dam
$96.2 million – Lower Mud River
$20 million – Flood proofing measures in McDowell County



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