West Virginia working to recover from devastating storms

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RAINELLE, W.Va. (WSLS 10) - Numerous businesses and homeowners have pulled most of their water-soaked belongings to the curb. For many families affected by the flooding, it means starting over.

The looming rain in Rainelle, West Virginia has neighbors on edge.

"Hoping there's no threat, but I just don't know. And that's the sad thing of it," said Dianne Milam, whose home flooded during last week's storms.

On Thursday night, her home was in 3 feet of water. Now, she and her 6-year-old niece, Katelyn Rogers, work to recover what they can.

"It's just things like that, the deed to our home. Things that's going to be hard to replace," continued Milam.

She's raised two generations in her home and plans to restore the house but with no power cleaning up is a slow processes.

"We did get water back this morning. That's what made if difficult in the beginning to get all the thick mud you try to get out before it started drying," explained Milam.

The carpet has been gutted and the hardwood floors are bowing for Milam and her family it's taking one step at a time to put her home back together again.

Right now, West Virginia State Police are calling this a disaster area.

Several other agencies are assisting in providing clean water, food, supplies and rescue efforts and are located near the Kroger Plaza.