CHARLESTON, WV – With the potential for severe storms this afternoon and evening, Governor Justice has declared a State of Preparedness for all 55 counties in West Virginia.
With this declaration, the State Emergency Operations Center increased today at 12 p.m. from Steady State to Enhanced Watch.
The National Weather Service forecast predicts heavy precipitation, damaging winds, hail, and a chance of isolated tornadoes for parts of the state, which could threaten the health and safety of many West Virginians. Gov. Justice urges citizens to take this potentially hazardous weather seriously and plan accordingly.
A tornado watch has been issued until 6 p.m. for the following section of West Virginia.