By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - For 30 years, Delbert Towson lived near the banks of the Shenandoah River, but after last September's flooding, his wife decided it was time for them to move.
The river had come close to their home on Bloomery Road before , but it wasn't until the September flood that the river finally reached the house, Towson, 59, said.
When the couple returned following their evacuation, they found a mess with the floors damaged and mud everywhere.
They applied for a grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Program, Towson said. His wife had put in the application while attending a meeting and told him what she had done later, he said with a laugh.