- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Damage assessments are scheduled in the 10 West Virginia counties that were drenched by torrential rain and flooding this week.

The assessments starting Thursday are being conducted jointly by state emergency preparedness officials and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency for the following counties: Braxton, Clay, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Nicholas, Putnam, Roane, Webster and Wood.

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is encouraging residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations in the 10 counties to report damages to their county offices of emergency management.

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