Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Local News

June 6, 2014

Clean up continues in Panther community following flood

PANTHER — Clean up in the Panther area continues after a flood destroyed many of the residents homes and other property.

Teresa VanDyke, McDowell County 911 director, said Friday was used for preliminary assessments to see what kind of damage had been done and what was going to be needed to help the residents.

The health department was also giving out free tetanus shots Friday for residents who have been in contact with the flood waters and have not had a shot in awhile.

“The flood was just as bad as the 2001 flood but it has affected less people,” Deputy Lyle Noe of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department, said. “It is just as bad but just a smaller area. I think it seems worse because it was so isolated to just a few areas.”

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