CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued the following statement in remembrance of the severe flooding and 23 lives lost in West Virginia eight years ago on June 23, 2016:

“The 2016 floods impacted thousands of West Virginians, took 23 precious lives, destroyed schools, forced businesses to close, and left many families without homes. Eight years later, we continue to rebuild together. Out of this tragedy, we saw our West Virginia spirit come alive, and people from every corner of our state rushed to impacted areas to lend a helping hand. That is what West Virginia is all about, and that is what separates our state from anywhere else in the world. I ask that West Virginians keep this spirit alive and continue to display the compassion and resiliency that defines us,” Senator Capito said.

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