“A non-profit law firm whose work includes representing coal miners seeking benefits for black lung disease is working to recover after being damaged in the record flooding in Eastern Kentucky last month.
Muddy water inundated the office of the Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center in downtown Whitesburg, where the North Fork of the Kentucky River hit the highest level on record on July 28.
‘The devastation is just so extreme,’ said Wes Addington, director of the law center. The flooding also hit staff members. Two of three attorneys who handle black-lung cases at the center have had to deal with significant flood damage to homes.”
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