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Village of Beech Bottom Gets $1M Grant To Prevent Flooding

The village of Beech Bottom is getting a seven-figure infusion of funding to help keep the area from flooding.

U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., announced Thursday that Beech Bottom will receive $1,086,166 for a flood control project. The money will help fund an upgrade to the the village’s current storm sewer system, which should mitigate future flooding events.

Capito said it was of utmost importance that West Virginia communities have the resources they need to prevent flooding and to make sure residents are protected from natural disasters.

Manchin said preparedness is key when it comes to avoiding damaging floods, and that funding for this project will be part of a proactive move to keep Beech Bottom residents dry.

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