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Death toll rises, more rain predicted for flooded West Virginia

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:13

Officials say at least 24 people have died as a result of recent flooding in West Virginia and more rain is forecast for some of the hardest hit areas. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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This is what's left of Diana Sanders' home. It was washed away in West Virginia's deadly floods -- with her husband inside. He was later found dead. (SOUNDBITE) FLOOD SURVIVOR, DIANA SANDERS, SAYING: "Why didn't he get out? Why, why didn't you try to get out?" Officials say at least 24 people have died in the flooding -- the WORST in a century. President Obama has declared a major disaster for West Virginia. He's ordered federal aid for Kanawha, Greenbrier and Nicholas counties, aimed at helping people like Kathy Boggs. (SOUNDBITE) FLOOD SURVIVOR, KATHY BOGGS, SAYING: "This side of the house is destroyed, the full size basement of the house is all destroyed, my son, everything he owned, he has nothing, not a pair of shoes, nothing." Many residents say they were caught off guard by the huge amount of rain that fell fast late last week... Hundreds of people were rescued and thousands of homes were left without power over the weekend. And they're not in the clear just yet. Heavy rain is forecast in West Virginia on Monday, predicted to hit some of these devastated areas yet again.

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Death toll rises, more rain predicted for flooded West Virginia

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 01:13