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Historic W. Virginia flooding kills 24

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>> Recovery efforts continuing Sunday after historic flooding killed at least 24 people in West Virginia. President Barack Obama, declaring a federal disaster in the state, ordering aid, including grants for temporary housing and repairs, to residents of the three most devastated counties and possibly for others. Ten inches of rain pounded West Virginia in a single day last week, one quarter of what it usually gets in a year.
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Sending torrents of water through homes, collapsing bridges, and exploding gas lines. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency in 44 of the state's 55 counties. As of Saturday, about 32,000 homes and businesses had no power. The death toll in West Virginia is the largest in any state from flooding this year.
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In Texas, 16 people, including 9 US soldiers were killed in flooding earlier in June.