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West Virginia Conservation Agency asks residents to report high water blockages

In anticipation for high water from Hurricane Florence, the West Virginia Conservation Agency is asking anyone who has a blockage impacting their home or property in the coming days to report it to the agency. (MGN Online/NASA)

In anticipation of high water from Hurricane Florence, the West Virginia Conservation Agency is asking anyone who has a blockage affecting their home or property in the coming days to report it to agency.

Residents should call 1-866-UC-FLOOD to report it to the agency. A stream blockage reporting line also will be posted online at www.wvca.us. There is no costs for people to call.

The agency’s Emergency Watershed Protection Program is used during a state or federal emergency declaration in response to a sudden disaster, a news release from the agency said.

The state conservation agency will work with local, state and federal agencies to determine the extent of damage to relieve blockages from streams, the release said.

The State Emergency Operations Center under the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been activated in anticipation of the hurricane, the release said.

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