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Volunteers help remove flood debris from Messenger Florist and Gifts in Whitesburg, Ky., on Friday. Hundreds of families have moved into government-run shelters, according to Gov. Andy Beshear's office. Jeff Dean for NPR hide caption

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Eastern Kentucky is cleaning up after flash flooding that killed 37 people

Disaster relief in Appalachia means getting food, water and medicine to remote communities. Longer term, it means rebuilding an economy already hollowed out by the coal bust.

Volunteers help remove flood debris from Messenger Florist and Gifts in Whitesburg, Ky., on Friday. Hundreds of families have moved into government-run shelters, according to Gov. Andy Beshear's office. Jeff Dean for NPR hide caption

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Eastern Kentucky's people looked for a fresh start after coal. Then came the floods

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