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Some still rebuilding from Sandy damage in W.Va.

October 26, 2013
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Some parts of West Virginia still haven't fully recovered from the damage caused a year ago when Superstorm Sandy buried parts of the state in wet, heavy snow.

The thick snow from the freakish fall storm caused the roofs to collapse at two convenience stores owned by D.A. Gohil's family in Craigsville and Summersville.

Sandy dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the state's highest elevations. Snow drifts as high as 3 to 5 feet were reported in areas hardest hit by the Halloween-season storm. Trees snapped like matchsticks, and more than a quarter-million customers were left without electricity for days.

Seven people died from the epic storm.

Sandy caused at least $2.9 million in damage to public property in West Virginia, with roads, bridges and parks taking the brunt of the wreckage.



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