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Media Kit: WVU recovery efforts began early, continue after 2016 flood

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Within hours of learning about flooding in southern West Virginia last year, the WVU community sprang into action, and is still working on recovery projects in the flood-damaged region as we approach the first anniversary of the devastating event.

WVU Student Government Association assists with flood cleanup in Rainelle.
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Resources and experts:

EXPERT PITCH from July 6, 2016: WVU experts foresee more extreme weather and historic flooding as communities recover from latest storms

John Deskins , director of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research and associate professor of economics, can provide insight about the economic impact to flooded communities. 

Link to June 30, 2016 Mountain State Business Index: West Virginia recession likely over, but disastrous flooding will affect state's economic performance

The West Virginia Flood Tool is designed to provide floodplain managers, insurance agents, developers, real estate agents, local planners and citizens with an effective means by which to make informed decisions about the degree of flood risk for a specific area or property.

WVU Extension Service offers disaster preparedness information

WVU Climatology Lab

The Mountain Hydrology Laboratory

Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic

College of Law Magazine article: When the Flood Came


Link to June 12, 2017 news release:


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WVPRC sponsors book drive for flood affected victims



Infographic:

Mountaineers Respond graphic

Videos:

Gee Mail: WVU president sees hope, resiliency on summer West Virginia tour
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We care about our home: The WVU community helps flood victims
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WVU reacts to flooding in West Virginia
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Photos:

Volunteers staff WVU Coliseum Dollars for Disaster donation center
Dollars for Disaster volunteers Dollars for Disaster volunteers

Collecting supplies at WVU's Stansbury Hall
Dollars for Disaster volunteers Dollars for Disaster volunteers Dollars for Disaster volunteers Dollars for Disaster volunteers

WVU President Gordon Gee meets with residents as volunteers deliver donated supplies to Clay County High School
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WVU Student Government Association helps with flood cleanup in Rainelle
Rainelle cleanup Rainelle cleanup Rainelle cleanup
Rainelle cleanup Rainelle cleanup Rainelle cleanup

Surveying flood damage in Richwood
Richwood flood damage Richwood flood damage

WVU Tech students assist with flood cleanup
WVU Tech assists with flood cleanup WVU Tech assists with flood cleanup WVU Tech assists with flood cleanup WVU Tech assists with flood cleanup

Potomac State College Campus and Community Involvement group spends "alternative spring break" in Rainelle
Potomac State College Campus and Community Group Potomac State College Campus and Community Group

WVU Dining Services organizes ice delivery
Ice delivery Ice delivery

WVU Housing and Residence Life volunteers assist Glade Elementary cleanup
WVU Housing and Residence Life volunteers WVU Housing and Residence Life volunteers

WVU Talent and Culture hosts career workshop and job fair
WVU Talent and Culture hosts career workshop and job fair

WVU Extension Service - Harrison County 4-H assemble and deliver hygiene kits
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WVU Extension Service - Mercer County 4-H alumni in Georgia collected clothes and toys
Clothes and toys Clothes and toys Clothes and toys

WVU Russian Club collects coats and costumes
Russian Club coats and costumes drive Russian Club coats and costumes drive Russian Club coats and costumes drive Russian Club coats and costumes drive

WV Prevention Research Center and Center for Excellence in Disabilities collect books and partner with Save the Children program
Book drive Book drive Book drive Save the Children program

WVU Honors College Day of Service at Clay County High School
Honors College Day of Service Honors College Day of Service Honors College Day of Service

WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences organizes holiday gift drive
CPASS holiday gift drive CPASS holiday gift drive CPASS holiday gift drive CPASS holiday gift drive

WVU College of Education and Human Services delivers books to Poling-Glade Elementary
Poling-Glade Elementary book drive Poling-Glade Elementary book drive

WVU College of Business and Economics works with Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
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