Mar 23 2012

West Virginia Flooding

Two West Virginia counties were flooded last week, March 15, 2012.  Lincoln and Logan counties got pounded by slow moving thunderstorms which caused flash flooding in several communities.

“We have a lot of devastation,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I’ve never seen it that bad before in that particular area. It is estimated that between 150-200 homes have been damaged and lots of bridges and roadways. I don’t think anyone was really expecting the amount of rain we got so quickly.”
Read more: Logan Banner – Flash flooding rolls through county

The first video below is at Southern WV Community and Tech College, near the town of Logan.

Map picture



The second video is shot from the Mt. Gay Lounge, but I couldn’t pinpoint where that is on the map.


This is not the first time these areas have been flooded, but from local accounts, this is has been some of the worst.

"I was actually kind of scared because I’ve actually never been through this," said Pamela Smearls. "It’s kind of terrible … all the people just fixed their houses that got flooded last week and now they’re having to do it again."
Read more: Logan Banner – Storms cause flooding in 2 southern W Va counties

“Once again, severe storms have caused major flooding in our state, causing significant devastation to both homes and businesses,” Tomblin said. “To see our neighborhoods flooded and battered by debris is simply heartbreaking. I want to thank the local first responders, 911 centers and state emergency services, including the National Guard, for immediately uniting to help as many people as possible as quickly as possible. As floodwaters recede, we must be mindful of the forecast and remain vigilant in our efforts to stay safe. I will continue to do everything possible to help the flood victims recover, and I ask all West Virginians to keep them in your prayers.”
Read more: Logan Banner – Flash flooding rolls through county

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