Flood-ravaged West Virginia expecting more rain

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By JOHN RABY and DAVE MORRISON
Associated Press

ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) – More heavy rains are expected in West Virginia, where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week.

More than 20 counties were under a flash flood watch Monday. The National Weather Service says downpours were possible in many areas already ravaged by flooding, including Kanawha and Nicholas counties.

The forecast also includes hardest-hit Greenbrier County, where 17 people have died and floodwaters have yet to recede.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin chief of staff Chris Stadelman says authorities still believe there are people missing in Greenbrier County.

As the next round of storms arrive, many residents are still trying to come to grips with ruined property and where they’ll live next.

Raby reported from Charleston, West Virginia. Associated Press writer Jonathan Mattise contributed to this report.

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