West Virginia Flooding

May 11th, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by GD  

The West Virginia flood over the nightmarish weekend knocked off the power, razed around three hundred buildings, flushed trash and all other sorts of this and thats along with one mobile down the stream. Presently, the National Guard is assisting the families and residents spread around the southern coalfields of West Virginia recover from the weekend flood.

According to the spokesman of the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Governor, Joe Manchin III on Sunday toured the whole region affected by the flood, activating 300 members of the Guard in addition of the 30 that were a day before the day when the he declared a state of emergency for the six counties.

No deaths or severe injuries have been reported, however, because of the high water seven miners were trapped underground near Wharncliffe but then on the wee hours of Sunday they were able to walk out unscathed from the Mountaineer Alma Mine. So apart from property losses no lives lost during the flood.

The aftermath of the flood saw the, residents and the emergency crew members and the likes cleaning up the leftovers by the flood and assessing the damage caused by the flood.

Mr. Jelacic, the spokesperson of the state said, “We have streams that have all kinds of heavy timbers, logs and trash, which is what caused a lot of the road damage.”

The five counties that fell under the state emergency were Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mingo, Raleigh and Wyoming. The aftermath assessments showed that among the five counties the Mingo County was hit the hardest by the West Virginia Flooding.

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