June 23, 2022

Manchin Statement on the 6th Anniversary of 2016 Flood in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of the 2016 flood that devastated communities across West Virginia and killed 23 West Virginians.

“Every West Virginian remembers the terrible flooding that ravaged the southern region of our state, killing 23 of our fellow West Virginians and destroying thousands of homes. Gayle and I join all West Virginians in continuing to pray for the families whose lives were forever changed by the loss of their loved ones. West Virginia continues to prove that we can overcome anything when we come together as a state, and I am incredibly proud of our strong, resilient statewide community. I encourage every West Virginian to take a moment today to remember the lives lost during the flood and to continue helping our neighbors rebuild after this horrible tragedy.”