- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities say the second body of a female flooding victim has been recovered in Greenbrier County, bringing the number of those killed to 22 with 1 person still missing.

Greenbrier County Sheriff Jan Cahill said Saturday evening that the woman’s body was spotted by kayakers and that it took emergency personnel about three hours to retrieve it. The body has not been identified and will be sent to the state medical examiner. It was not immediately known where the body was found.

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jimmy Gianato said in a statement earlier Saturday that the first body found will be taken to the state medical examiner for an autopsy. The victim was not identified.

Cahill says the first woman’s body was found in White Sulphur Springs at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Search dogs helped find the body.

The emergency management agency says a new disaster recovery center has opened in Summers County, joining five other centers in hard-hit areas.

Jackson and Lincoln counties have been added to the list of a dozen counties eligible for federal disaster assistance.

State road officials have estimated the flooding caused about $36 million in damages to roadways in 18 counties.



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