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WVU Professor Develops New Model for Flood Predictions

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University professor has developed a model for predicting flooding from rainfall that includes inland factors. According to university officials, emergency managers rely on historical data in attempts to predict the possible extent of extreme flooding. Omar Abdul-Aziz, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, says scientists have mostly… Read More

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City Officials Start Clearing Homeless Camp In West Virginia

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Officials have begun clearing roughly 20 blocks of encampments where homeless individuals resided in a West Virginia city along the Ohio River. The Herald-Dispatch reports Huntington officials say agencies that regularly assist homeless people used resources to ensure those evicted from the riverbank are moved into permanent housing. Residents were allowed… Read More