VIDEO: Capito Statement About One-Year Anniversary of West Virginia Flood

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video statement ahead of the one-year anniversary of the West Virginia flood on Friday, June 23.

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Full video transcript:

Today marks one year since devastating floods ripped through West Virginia.

Thousands were impacted.

Lives were lost, schools were destroyed, businesses were forced to close and many families were left without homes.

But one thing withstood this tragedy, and that is our West Virginia spirit.

It can never be taken from us.

That spirit and ingenuity are instilled in us – that’s why West Virginians are so strong and so resilient.

West Virginia is one big small town.

This year, that was very clear.

We help each other in times of need, during the floods and now as we continue to rebuild.

This West Virginia way makes me so proud, and it is what motivates me as a public servant.

I will continue working hard to make sure we fully recover.

So today on this anniversary, I ask one thing– keep showing that West Virginia spirit we are known for.

Help a friend in need, be kind to a stranger or volunteer in your community.

We have seen what we can weather and what we can accomplish by working together.

Our brightest days are ahead, and it is because of West Virginians like you.

Thank you. 

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