CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for Cabell, Putnam, and Roane counties due to heavy rainfall yesterday that caused significant local flooding.
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A severe rainstorm caused flooding, power outages, and road blockages across all three counties. Further severe rainstorms are expected in the coming days.
The Governor has authorized the West Virginia Division of Emergency Management to support local counties and to use all State resources necessary. The State Emergency Operations Center is coordinating with officials in the declaration area to determine their needs. This State of Emergency will remain in effect for thirty days unless terminated by subsequent Proclamation.
The Governor's State of Preparedness for all 55 counties, which he declared yesterday, remains in effect.
ORIGINAL STORY: 5/6/22
CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Preparedness for all 55 counties throughout West Virginia due to the threat of flooding this weekend.
The main threat will be possible isolated flash flooding due to heavy downpours or steady rain, with storms forecast for much of the state today and throughout the weekend.