WV town hit hard by 2016 flood gets $500,000 grant

West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — A West Virginia town devastated by a freak flood four years ago will get $500,000 to continue its rebuilding.

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says the grant for Rainelle in Greenbrier County will be used to design and construct sidewalks on Main Street.

The town of about 1,500 people was one of the hardest hit during floods in June 2016 that killed 23 people in the state. Nearly a foot of rain had fell in less than 12 hours. The National Weather Service called it a 1,000-year flood.

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