Nov 18, 2016

Family found living out of tent five months after flooding

Clay County, WV
USA
by
Nathan Takitch
,
WSAZ

A family that has been living in a tent since the June flooding ruined their home, is finally going to sleep in a warm, safe place.

Thursday morning, volunteers from the Greater Clay Long-Term Recovery Committee say they were made aware that a couple had spent the better part of five months sleeping in that tent instead. Volunteers offered the couple a place to stay for the immediate future.

Committee Chairwoman Rhonda McDonald says they have been in contact with other groups who have been scouring lesser-populated areas affected by flooding, searching for other folks still in need of help. A practice McDonald says is even more crucial with temperatures dropping in the coming days.

"We're focusing on getting people out of the cold," McDonald said. "It's just sad...I've seen four families in dire straights, in need, this week already."