Greenbrier flood victim opens door to new home

New RISE home in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — A Greenbrier County resident got the keys to a new home Friday as part of the RISE West Virginia long-term flood recovery program.

The house was recently completed for Delana Feury of White Sulphur Springs who lost her residence in the June 2016 flood.

Delana Feury signs the paperwork for new home.

Delegate Jeff Campbell, D-Greenbrier, who was on hand when Feury got the keys Friday said he hopes the progress toward flood recovery continues.

“The WV National Guard tells our Flood Committee more homes are entering construction phase daily, so I’m hopeful we’ll see more days like this one!” Campbell tweeted.

According to information released last week by RISE, 295 cases have been assigned for construction, which is a multi-step process that ranges from signing a construction contract all the way up through active construction.

Six bridges are complete so far, with 68 others in case management.

There are now 52 homes complete under RISE.

The total number of cases in the program is currently 408.

That’s a number that has risen and fallen over the past weeks, as case managers review older cases and some current cases drop out.

Of all of those, 52 are complete, 256 require total reconstruction, 47 require some kind of rehabilitation, 99 require mobile home replacement and nine are awaiting initial project type and undergoing damage assessment.

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