Homes for Roane Flood Victims

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AMMA, W.Va. — Three newly constructed, fully furnished houses were dedicated Friday afternoon in Roane County for three families that lost their homes in last June’s flood.

The Roane County Long Term Recovery Group with the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster came together with more than a dozen other organizations to build the homes.

The houses were dedicated along Pigeon Road in Amma. They are going to a single man who has been living with his brother, a young single mother with two children and an elderly mother and daughter with disabilities.

Friday’s dedication was the result of a total team effort, Roane County Long Term Recovery Group chairman Joe Ross said.

“I am so grateful that we were able to help all of the families rebuild after experiencing such a tremendous loss,” Ross said.

Ross said the flood victims have a fresh start.

“We’re turning these homes over to these folks and they owe absolutely nothing on these homes. They are their homes,” Ross said.

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