Midwest Severe Weather

By: associated press
By: associated press


GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) - The National Guard is helping residents in West Virginia's southern coalfields recover from weekend flooding that destroyed at least 300 buildings, knocked out power and caused mudslides.
Gov. Joe Manchin toured the region Sunday and activated 300 Guard troops on top of the 30 he called up a day before.
No injuries have been reported. Seven miners trapped underground because of high water were able to walk out of a mine near Wharncliffe on Sunday morning.
In the Midwest, about 88,000 customers in Illinois and Missouri are still without electricity, days after a wave of deadly storms
socked the region.
The storms are blamed for at least seven deaths in Illinois,
Missouri, Kentucky and Kansas. Governors of Kentucky, West Virginia
and Illinois declared emergencies or disasters in several counties.


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