Flooding affects communities across West Virginia


By Owen Wells - [email protected]



LOGAN, W.Va. — Severe flooding struck many parts of the state June 23 causing some roads and even homes to be swept away.

Four deaths were reported across the state, and, at the writing of this article, one person remained missing.

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a state of emergency for 44 of the state’s 55 counties.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation was forced to close roads throughout the area.

In Logan County, high water caused closures at Trace Fork, Hoover Fork and Fort Gay Road. A road slip and bridge repair also closed part of the road a Buck Fork.

Appalachian Electric Power estimates 780 people in Logan County remain without power.

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UPDATED:

As of noon June 24, Fort Gay Road had reopened and 746 people remained without power.

The Logan Banner will provide updates on road closures as they become available.

By Owen Wells

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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]

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