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Search efforts are underway in Virginia as more than 40 people are unaccounted for after severe flooding

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2022
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Search efforts continue Thursday for more than 40 people unaccounted for after a torrential downpour inundated a rural Virginia county, tearing homes from their foundations and damaging roads and bridges across the region.

Phone lines are down in the area, making it very difficult to contact anyone affected by the flooding, Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller told CNN on Wednesday.

Six inches of rain in just hours Tuesday caused extensive damage in Buchanan County, in western Virginia, CNN meteorologist Robert Shackelford said.

"Combined with the fact that the area...

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