charleston - People affected by the worst floods in over a century in the US state of West Virginia, can count on support in the form of grants for temporary housing and repairs. That President Barack Obama Saturday afternoon (local time) discussed with the governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin.
The floods have caused at least 24 people killed. Hundreds of others could hardly be rescued from their flooded homes. Approximately 66. 000 inhabitants of the mountainous state without power.,, The damage is widespread and destructive, '' said the governor, who for most of his state has declared a state of emergency.
The floods caused by heavy rainfall mainly caused Thursday for huge amounts of water. West Virginia had a day to process a quarter of the average annual rainfall. Rivers occurred in many places outside of their banks, leaving several villages and towns were flooded. In some places the water level rose in no time with no less than 3 meters.
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Friday took the rainfall sharply and is expected to reach the rivers quickly their normal water level. The relief and rescue operation will probably take the whole weekend.
The storm is part of a front that draws on the mid-western United States and causing tornadoes.