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W.Va. Inmates Help Remove Flood Debris

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Ashton Marra
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West Virginia Public Broadcasting
A debris pile at the Clendenin exit of I-79.

Dozens of inmates are helping with flood cleanup efforts in West Virginia.

State Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety spokesman Lawrence Messina says inmate work crews from Division of Corrections facilities have helped daily. Those efforts include mostly debris removal and at times assisting the Division of Highways with road repairs.

Inmate efforts have included the hard-hit communities of Alderson, Clendenin, Elkview, Rainelle, Richwood and White Sulphur Springs.

Messina says corrections officers and other staff have helped in their own communities during nonworking hours and also have assisted monitoring debris disposal sites. Staffers are also pitching in at a Kanawha County warehouse used for donated goods.

Messina says the homes of about two dozen corrections employees had flood damage, including 19 working at the Anthony Correctional Center in White Sulphur Springs.


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