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Guard Activated For Flood Clean-Up

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia National Guard is
being deployed to counties hit by flooding to help residents clean
up debris.
Governor Manchin activated the Guard today to help with debris
removal.
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says
guardsmen initially will be sent to Logan and Mingo counties. At
least 560 homes and businesses in those two counties suffered minor
to moderate damage.
Damage assessments are still being made in other affected
counties.
Up to two-and-a-half inches of rain fell over the weekend,
causing widespread flooding in Barbour, Lincoln, Logan, McDowell,
Pendleton, Pocahontas and Wyoming counties.

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