6-17-13 W.Va. continues to clean up from floods

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The American Red Cross continues to assist Roane County residents following severe flooding brought on by a massive storm.

A shelter that had been in place since Thursday’s storm was expected to transition into a service center on Saturday.

As of Friday night, the organization had given out more than 1,200 meals and 2,500 snacks to residents and first responders. It had distributed more than 100 cleanup kits to those whose homes were flooded.

American Red Cross West Virginia Region CEO Erica Mani said the organization will remain in place as long as needed to help residents.

The floods washed away one lane of Route 119 and damaged at least 100 homes.

Dozens of West Virginia National Guard members are helping with cleanup.

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