Warner, Kaine, Griffith cite previous request for federal aid for Hurley, ask Biden to consider “cumulative impact on this community.”
A year after a flash flood killed one person and left dozens of families homeless in the Buchanan County community of Hurley, cleanup continues. So does planning for how to keep the next flood from wreaking such devastation.
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From elsewhere: Hearing set for large-scale solar project in Halifax County. Iconic Marion building demolished. Part of Poor Mountain to remain undeveloped.
Dozens of homes were destroyed or damaged when rain and runoff poured into narrow mountain streams. The recovery is just beginning.
Youngkin’s planned withdrawal from RGGI complicates the state’s effort to support disaster victims.
The flash flooding that hit the Oakwood area last week also damaged 60 properties, but no deaths were reported.
About 150 homes in Buchanan County were damaged in some way by this week’s flooding.
All are safe but there’s a long clean-up ahead.
Relief efforts continue after flooding left the Whitewood section cut off.