Focus shifts to recovering from flood devastation
With the missing accounted for in all but one county, West Virginia on Sunday turned its attention to recovery after disastrous floods killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless.
The deluge tore through roads and bridges and knocked out utilities that still haven’t been restored in some communities.
About 18,000 customers remain without electricity, three days after the floods.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin’s administration still believes there are people missing in Greenbrier County, and the death toll there rose by one on Saturday, to 16.
Federal money will be part of the rebuilding equation. Sunday marks the first day people can apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency aid in the three worst-hit counties.