- Associated Press - Sunday, July 3, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia (all times local):

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5:50 p.m.

Five American Red Cross shelters remain open in West Virginia following last month’s flooding.

The Red Cross says shelters are open in Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas and Roane counties.

In addition, the Red Cross has feeding locations in Clay, Kanawha, Nicholas and Roane counties and is distributing supplies in 10 counties.

The Red Cross says it has facilitated the delivery of more than 65,000 meals and snacks.

It has nearly 700 workers, including more than 600 volunteers, helping residents in flooded areas.

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5:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has expanded a flash flood watch to include most of West Virginia on Independence Day less than two weeks after deadly floods ravaged the state.

The weather service has posted the watch from early Monday through early Tuesday for more than half of the state’s 55 counties. The watch area includes the Eastern Panhandle, and central and northern West Virginia, excluding the Northern Panhandle.

The weather service says rainfall amounts will average between 2 and 3 inches with locally heavier amounts possible. It says the heaviest rains are expected Monday afternoon into Monday night.

The worst of last month’s deadly floods were mostly in the southern part of the state. Several counties hit hard last month are in in the latest watch area, including Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Kanawha, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane and Webster counties.

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4:10 p.m.

The National Weather Service has expanded a flash flood watch to include most of West Virginia on Independence Day less than two weeks after deadly floods ravaged the state.

The weather service has posted the watch from early Monday through early Tuesday for more than half of the state’s 55 counties. The watch area includes the Eastern Panhandle, and central and northern West Virginia, excluding the Northern Panhandle.

The weather service says rainfall amounts will average between 2 and 3 inches with locally heavier amounts possible. It says the heaviest rains are expected Monday afternoon into Monday night.

The worst of last month’s deadly floods were mostly in the southern part of the state. Several counties hit hard last month are in in the latest watch area, including Clay, Greenbrier, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane and Webster counties. Another hard-hit county, Kanawha, is not in the current watch area.

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12:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch on Independence Day in West Virginia. Some of the 21 counties under the watch experienced devastating flooding last month.

The weather service posted the watch from early Monday through early Tuesday. The watch area covers much of central and northern West Virginia.

The weather service says small streams and creeks would rise quickly if large amounts of rain fall in a few hours.

The worst of last month’s floods were mostly in the southern part of the state. Three counties hit hard then and included in the latest watch are Clay, Nicholas and Roane. The two counties where most of the deaths occurred- Greenbrier and Kanawha - are not in the current watch area.

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Noon:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $10 million in individual assistance to West Virginia homeowners and renters following last month’s devastating flooding.

FEMA says more than 2,000 inspections of damaged properties have been completed, and that more than 5,200 households and businesses have registered with the agency so far.

Federal disaster assistance is available to residents of 12 counties: Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

The floods killed at least 22 people in the state with one person still missing.

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