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WVU Extension has advice for flood events and cleanup

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Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters except for fire. As flood waters rise in many West Virginia towns, West Virginia University Extension Service agents and specialists can offer information to help families prepare for and recover from floods.


Quotes and Comments

“We say it time and time again, but never drive through standing water on roadways. You cannot be certain if the roadbed has washed away, even if you travel that road on a daily basis, there is no guarantee that the road is passable.”— Steve Bonanno, dean and director of the WVU Extension Service

“When in doubt, throw it out. If an item that has come into contact with flood waters it’s better to exercise caution than to risk one’s health.” —Steve Bonanno



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Website: WVU Extension Service


Target Audiences:

People who live in flood-prone areas

Community leaders who deal with flooding and the aftermath

People who volunteer to help clean up after flooding


CONTACT: Lindsay Wiles
Editor/Publications Specialist
West Virginia University Extension Service
Office of Communications