W.VA. Officials gather after devastating flooding

A group of 80 officials and experts are scheduled to gather in Charleston West Virginia to address flooding issues.

The West Virginia news service reports that officials will gather May 18 and Thur. May 19¬† to update West Virginia’s flood prevention plan.

The meeting is to address issues that flooding caused to more than 100 homes in Huntington West Virginia.

Less than two weeks ago the Mayor of Huntington issued an emergency declaration over a second large scale flooding episode hit the city in nine months.

Elected leaders from across West Virginia along with state officials who work on flooding will meet with the state chief resilience officer.

The officials plan to work on ways to improve public policy and ways to better inform the public.

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