Many piles of ruined items were hauled away for days and days.Supplies, especially water and food were trucked-in.
came from all over the state and some surrounding states to help the
flood victims. All government agencies were called-in. This
will take not just weeks, but months to address. |
And hauled to where it was needed.
Hundreds lined-up for tetanus shots.Specialists were called-in to remove some items affected by the flood.
Smith's Supermarket had to be completely emptied.
Even the Amish came to help
The The local drug store was ruined. People had trouble getting their medications for awhile.Bleach was brought-in by the truckload
I watched what seemed to be a hundred boxes from the post office,
I noticed that they all came from the same place. That
place was Bradshaw WV, one of the most southern towns in WV, in the
heart of the WV coalfields. Those people have been hit very hard
themselves, due to the shutdown of coal. Most are out of work
down there, and yet they sent what they could to help their neighbors
Further out in the countryside, people were cleaning up best they could.
Meanwhile, many churches in the affected areas all over the state immediately became supply stations.
claim that this was a 1000 year flood. They "type" might have
been. But Clendenin was flooded badly in 1932. This was
before the Sutton Dam was built. The Dam didnt matter now however
because most of the rain fell below the Dam. In 1932, Clendenin
was a very busy town with
lots of industry. People flocked to the area for jobs in gas,
oil, timber, and coal. Today, Clendenin struggles to stay alive,
and this flood may have been the last nail in the coffin.|
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