Water issue complicates flood relief in West Virginia county

HUNDRED, W.Va. (AP) – Flash flood clean-up efforts in West Virginia’s Wetzel County are being made especially difficult as officials are asking residents to conserve water.

The Intelligencer of Wheeling reports the towns of Hundred, Pine Grove, Jacksonburg, Smithfield and Pricetown were all hit by heavy rains on Friday – which came as residents of Hundred were still cleaning up from flooding that occurred the previous weekend.

Hundred Town Councilman Chipper Goff has asked residents to use water sparingly, since the town lost four of its water wells Friday night. Residents are also asked to boil water until further notice.

In Pine Grove, residents had already been under a water rationing plan before the recent flash floods struck. Even with the flooding, Pine Grove Mayor Barbara King says the rationing plan remains in effect.

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