Virginia Officials Assess Damage After Flooding

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Rain in western part of state damaged homes, roads and bridges

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Dozens of people who were previously unaccounted for were located by Thursday morning, emergency officials said during a press conference. On Wednesday, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office and emergency officials had said they were searching for more than 40 adults and children whose friends or family members couldn’t reach them.

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The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Bristol District said several roads are damaged and some remain impassable, including Route 715, where a span of bridge was washed out. More than 900 customers in the county, which borders West Virginia and Kentucky, remained without power Thursday afternoon, according to poweroutage.us.

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin declared a state of emergency Wednesday, making more resources and personnel available to help with recovery.

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“I am deeply saddened at the devastating news of flooding in Buchanan County,” Mr. Youngkin, a Republican, said in a tweet Wednesday. “We are making every resource available to those impacted.”

Write to Jennifer Calfas at [email protected] and Talal Ansari at [email protected]

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