#WVFloods: One year later
CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
On June 23, 2016, devestating floods ravaged West Virginia.
All week leading up the anniversary we have done stories looking back on last year's floods.
The floods killed 23 people statewide.
Greenbrier County had the most fatalities with 15. Six people died in Kanawha County, one in Jackson County and one in Ohio County. Thier ages ranged from 4 to 93 years old.
Since the flood, the state has taken steps that will it be better prepared if a major flooding event occured again. On Thursday, one day before the anniversary, Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that aims to help West Virginia if another flood would happen.
In Clendenin, hundreds of homes and business were damaged or destroyed. Eyewitness News talked with one family that chose to stay and rebuild thier home after losing nearly everything.
Another Clendenin family is still trying to recover from the flood. They are still living at the same address, but they are far from being home.