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Monday, 06 August 2018 14:33

Patience Wears Thin 25 Months After Deadly Flood

(TNS) - Patience is wearing thin in Greenbrier County, W. Va., where some people continue to live in marginally habitable structures more than 25 months after the deadly flood that claimed nearly two dozen lives and caused millions of dollars of property damage across West Virginia.

Meanwhile, the state’s RISE program is in possession of nearly $150 million in HUD funding intended to assist low-income flood victims with their housing needs.

To date, the amount spent on home placement, construction and rehabilitation totals $784,407.75, according to the man who earlier this summer took charge of the RISE program, Maj. Gen. James Hoyer, adjutant general of the West Virginia National Guard. An additional $583,000 has been obligated for payment of outstanding invoices, he added.