Flood assistance will be provided to McDowell County residents affected by flooding

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WELCH, WV (WVNS) — The McDowell County Commission and the Office of Emergency Services is partnering up with the WV National Guard to provide flood debris assistance to those impacted by recent flooding.

These areas include Thorpe, Anawalt, Skygusty, Coalwood, Squire, Newhall, Berwind, Vallscreek, Hartwell, Amonate, River Road, English, Bartley, Atwell, Raysal, Bradshaw, and Jolo. The National Guard stated anybody that has flood debris is asked to place it on the shoulder of the road in front of your residence so it can be collected.

McDowell County 911 Center Deputy Director Angela Workman said the National Guard will only be picking up debris and not normal trash. The deadline for the debris pickup was Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and the pickup will begin on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

“We’ve asked people to get things out of the houses, furniture, appliances, things that were destroyed due to the flooding in all of our areas and we’ve had individuals go out into the community and help people who needed assistance, the elderly or anyone who’s physically unable to do it,” Workman said.

Workman said the National Guard will be in the county helping clean up through Friday, February 21, 2020. If you have any questions or you are elderly, or physically incapable of removing any debris, you can contact the McDowell County Office of Emergency Services at 304-436-6900.

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