Remembering the 1000 year flood
We are nearing the 2nd year anniversary of the June 2016 flood that swept through West Virginia resulting in 23 deaths. Two years later as I reflect back on the jobs we did after the water receded I can’t help but think about Birch River Volunteer Fire Department.
Birch River Volunteers were busy taking care of their neighborhood as their own facility was filling up with flood water. Once the water receded they continued helping families that were displaced by the storm. Taking care of others before even considering what needed to be done at their own building.
We were contacted to perform remediation at the Fire Station. When our crew arrived they couldn’t believe the number of people from the area that came to assist in the recovery. We worked alongside total strangers to help get the Fire Station reopened to serve the community.