Jun 27, 2016

Two Men Presumed Dead in West Virginia Flooding Found Alive

Rainelle, WV
USA
by
Kris Maher
,
Wall Street Journal
Emma Allen, center, and James Allen look at the remnants of their home after flooding damage with Pauline Stanley in Clendenin, W.Va., on Sunday. Photo: Marcus Constantino / Reuters
Emma Allen, center, and James Allen look at the remnants of their home after flooding damage with Pauline Stanley in Clendenin, W.Va., on Sunday. Photo: Marcus Constantino / Reuters

West Virginia officials on Monday lowered the death toll from historic floods that ravaged parts of the state last week to 23 after two missing people were found, but that news was partly overshadowed by the forecast of more rain and potential flooding.

Jimmy Gianato, director of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, said the state lowered the number of those killed after two people whose camper had been swept away in Greenbrier County were found alive.

The state’s official death total included 20 people confirmed dead and three people missing and presumed dead, as of Monday afternoon