CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia National Guard said Friday it has completed response and recovery operations in Randolph County connected to flooding on June 30.
Between eight and 20 soldiers were on duty during the response, which included providing health and welfare checks, distributing water and food, and assisting local agencies.
Dump teams removed 60 loads of debris and 130 tons of rock and stone from affected areas.
“I am extremely proud of the work done by our West Virginia National Guard Soldiers who were on the ground when the citizens of West Virginia needed them most,” state Adjutant General James Hoyer said. “The efforts of these men and women helped to stabilize communities in need, get them back on their feet, and enable them to move forward towards recovery.”
All soldiers have been recalled.
Temas with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are collecting data for a potential federal disaster declaration.