- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

POCAHONTAS, Va. (AP) - Tazewell County has declared a local state of emergency following flooding that caused damage in several areas.

Board of Supervisors members Charlie Stacy tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph (https://bit.ly/1G6JCPv ) that the declaration is the first step in applying for state or local assistance.

Tazewell County emergency management coordinator Dave White says Pocahontas, Boissevain and Abbs Valley were the most severely hit by flooding on Sunday night.

Pocahontas Mayor Ben Gibson says flooding caused about $230,000 in damage in Butts Hollow. He says the municipal building, a funeral home and the post office also were damaged.

He says most properties in the town don’t have flood insurance.



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Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph, https://www.bdtonline.com

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