Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AROUND THE STATE ; Remember Flood Victims as Winter Approaches; Many Still Living in Tents, Need More Help as Cold Weather Sets In

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

AROUND THE STATE ; Remember Flood Victims as Winter Approaches; Many Still Living in Tents, Need More Help as Cold Weather Sets In

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PARKERSBURG If you found yourself turning on the heat (finally) in recent days, you are not alone. Though it took awhile, the weather is starting to behave as it should this time of year. That may be welcome news for some, but not for the folks in areas hit by flooding this summer. Many of them do not have heat in their homes, and a few of them are still living in shack/tent hybrids that not only have no heat, but make for very chilly evenings indeed.

Thanks in no small part to volunteer efforts that continued long after the spotlight faded in those counties, the recovery continues great strides have been made.

But as the season changes, so does the need. Bitter cold, snow, ice and wind are just around the corner.

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have announced they are shifting their funding effort to long-term recovery and schools. …

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