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Northam tours flood-ravaged town in southwest Virginia

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Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 6:53 PM EDT
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HURLEY, Va. (WWBT) - Governor Northam toured flood-ravaged Hurley Friday after one person died and dozens of homes were destroyed in late August.

Northam met with county leaders and the Guesses Fork community to see the impact the flooding had, WCYB reports.

The governor said some people still don’t have running water after the storm hit last month.

Northam said he and his staff are working to do everything they can to help those in Buchanan County recover.

”A lot of challenges, but you know, we can overcome a lot of things. We’re gonna get people back on their feet as soon as we can,” Northam told WCYB.

After the disastrous flooding, Northam did declare a state of emergency to allocate resources and money to that area.

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