WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) today issued a video statement on the sixth anniversary of the 2016 West Virginia Flood that devastated communities across the state.
Full video transcript included below:
“Today and every day, I think about the 23 West Virginians that were lost during the 2016 floods, and the havoc it wreaked through towns like Rainelle, White Sulphur Springs, Clendenin, and Richwood – to just name a few.
“In the midst of that devastation and unimaginable loss, we saw West Virginians join together, and provide comfort and support to one another.
“You know, that is just what we do. And that’s what makes us West Virginians.
“Six years later, the scars are still there, but so is our strong West Virginia spirit.
“Despite the pain that we may still feel, it is so encouraging to visit the towns that felt the blunt force of this historic flood and see new development and growth where destruction once was.
“Together, we will continue our efforts in these communities to not only restore, but also to make each one stronger for the future.
“West Virginians are incredibly resilient, and we will always be there for one another.
“Both today, tomorrow, and forever.”
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