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West Virginia hit by floods for third time

July 29, 2001 Posted: 4:38 PM EDT (2038 GMT)

Charleston, West Virginia (AP) -- West Virginia residents will be glad to see July end in a couple days.

The state has been hit by floods for the third time this month.

At least one child was killed in McDowell County. A state emergency official says the three-year-old boy's body was pulled from a swollen stream.

The flooding happened in many of the same areas that were hit earlier this month. Flood warnings were in place from the southern coalfields to the Potomac Highlands.

Floodwaters from Elkhorn Creek in McDowell County caused gasoline to spew from an underground tank.

Governor Bob Wise was out touring the areas again today.

His chief of staff says Wise had been planning to call a special session in September to ask lawmakers for more money for flood relief. But Wise now plans on doing that in the next two weeks.

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