Photos: Bridging the gap in Clay County

Photos: Bridging the gap in Clay County

Contractors began laying the beams for a new Camp Creek Bridge, in Clay County, on Tuesday. The original bridge, which is more than 100 years old, was knocked out of commission in the June 2016 flood. The original structure is open only to foot...

After flood, 78-mile trail is open again

After flood, 78-mile trail is open again

One year after being severely damaged by flooding, all 78 miles of the Greenbrier River Trail have been reopened to bikers, hikers and horseback riders.

Clay recovery committee has new leader, office

Clay recovery committee has new leader, office

CLAY — The new leader of a committee focused on Clay County’s recovery from the June 2016 flood didn’t want the job at first. Ashley Truman has been helping with flood recovery for months, volunteering ...

 After losing job to flood, man opens Mexican restaurant in Clendenin

After losing job to flood, man opens Mexican restaurant in Clendenin

CLENDENIN — Marco “Julio” LaHut was one of many Elkview Crossings Mall workers to lose his job when the only bridge to the shopping center washed away in the June 2016...

Richwood artist recovers from last year’s flood, earlier stroke

Richwood artist recovers from last year’s flood, earlier stroke

RICHWOOD (AP) — Richwood native Deborah Dorland recalls flood water steadily rising up the side of her wheelchair.

'Sacred ground': Greenbrier community memorializes flood victims

'Sacred ground': Greenbrier community memorializes flood victims

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Becky Phillips can't imagine leaving this city.

'I can see the light': Year after flood, Clendenin recovery continues

'I can see the light': Year after flood, Clendenin recovery continues

Once a busy grocery store, the interior of Smith's Foodfair in Clendenin is dark, its parking lot practically empty.

Most Crossings Mall shops slated to reopen as bridge completion nears

Most Crossings Mall shops slated to reopen as bridge completion nears

Jeremy Elswick knew the June 2016 flood was serious when customers called him asking to sleep on his gym's yoga mats.

One year after deadly WV flood, there are still 'tremendous needs'

One year after deadly WV flood, there are still 'tremendous needs'

Bobbi Keiffer hates to hear it rain. So does her 15-year-old son, Tyler.

Here are 22 photos showing what has changed in flood-struck locations

Here are 22 photos showing what has changed in flood-struck locations

The 2016 flood was devastating for West Virginia. Here are photos taken during the flood and photos taken a year later, showing what has changed — and what hasn't. Drag the...
Towns hit by 2016 floods to hold events, services to mark anniversary

Towns hit by 2016 floods to hold events, services to mark anniversary

To mark the anniversary of last year’s devastating flood, several West Virginia communities are planning services and events. Friday is the one-year anniversary of the flood, which killed about two dozen people and damaged or destroyed...

After flood, Clendenin church rebuilds

After flood, Clendenin church rebuilds

Nearly a year after floodwaters all but destroyed its building, a Clendenin church is getting close to moving back into its sanctuary.

Historic homes and gardens on view in Greenbrier County

Historic homes and gardens on view in Greenbrier County

As the child of a Marine, Alicia Kuhn grew up all over the world. But it’s her home in Caldwell that makes her feel part of a very special community.

WV to receive $3.2 million for flood recovery

WV to receive $3.2 million for flood recovery

More than $3.2 million in additional recovery funding to assist with damage from the deadly 2016 flood is on its way to West Virginia.

Crossings Mall bridge construction to start Thursday

Crossings Mall bridge construction to start Thursday

Reconstruction of the washed-out culvert bridge at Crossings Mall, in Elkview, will begin Thursday, according to Kanawha County commissioners — more than 10 months after the massive June 2016 flood destroyed the bridge, stranded dozens of...

WWII vet, wife moving back to flooded home

WWII vet, wife moving back to flooded home

When the waters receded after last June’s flood, all that could be saved of Shirley and Robert Ramsey’s home in Falling Rock was the red brick exterior and parts of the ceiling.

Clendenin, Bridge teachers settling into new spaces

Clendenin, Bridge teachers settling into new spaces

After months of sharing a space at Bridge Elementary, teachers at Bridge and Clendenin Elementary moved into new portables late last week.

The schools had been sharing a building at Bridge since the June flood destroyed Clendenin...

Clendenin Elementary teachers moving into portables this week

Clendenin Elementary teachers moving into portables this week

When students from Clendenin Elementary School return from Spring Break in about two weeks, they’ll start classes in portables, a spokeswoman for the school district said Sunday.

Flood changed plans for Kanawha’s new recovery committee leader

Flood changed plans for Kanawha’s new recovery committee leader

The new leader of the Greater Kanawha Long-term Recovery Committee was on her way out of West Virginia when the June flood struck her ...

Crossings Mall hearing scheduled for April 6 in Clarksburg

Crossings Mall hearing scheduled for April 6 in Clarksburg

The bankruptcy proceeding regarding Crossings Mall in Elkview will remain frozen until a hearing scheduled for next week, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Thursday.

Greenbrier’s Hope Village shifts flood-recovery focus to renters

Greenbrier’s Hope Village shifts flood-recovery focus to renters

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Nine months after the June flood sent 11 feet of water through her White Sulphur Springs home, completely submerging it, Susie Rock is moving into someplace new....

WV House passes flood protection planning bill

WV House passes flood protection planning bill

The House of Delegates on Saturday approved a bill aimed at jump-starting the process of trying to protect West Virginians from future flooding and reduce damage to lives and property from floods that do occur.

AmeriCorps, still doing work in flood zone, facing Trump budget cut

AmeriCorps, still doing work in flood zone, facing Trump budget cut

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Arron Seams was a manager for a Lewisburg bar last summer when the flood hit.

Armstead bill would jump-start flood protection planning

Armstead bill would jump-start flood protection planning

A multi-agency group of state officials would be required to resume examination of West Virginia’s efforts to reduce flooding and protect communities against the damaging effects of floods, under legislation introduced Friday by House Speaker...