Severe storms and torrential rains pound southern West Virginia causing “extreme devastation”
Torrential rains have caused creeks to spill over their banks, flooding homes, businesses and roads, said gov Tomblin. “Broken water lines on houses, remnants of roads and high water that continue to prevent safe travel are saddening reminders of the destruction Mother Nature is capable of and the magnitude of the cleanup that remains.”
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- W. Virginia, USA. Severe storms and torrential rains have pounded southern West Virginia causing what a senior official called “unspeakable devastation.”
- The Disaster President has issued a disaster declaration in the following 11 W Virginia counties: Doddridge, Harrison, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mingo, Monongalia, Preston, Ritchie, Taylor and Wayne.
- The declaration covers the recent devastating storms that occurred Feb. 29-March 5 and now the flooding in several additional counties.
- Earlier, Gov Tomblin had extended an emergency declaration to cover the 11 counties.
- Severe flooding, caused by rivers and creeks leaving their banks, have washed out roads and bridges and triggered mudslides and rock falls, trapping dozens of people in their homes and leaving hundreds of others stranded in Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties.
- In Griffithsville, floodwaters stranded parents preventing them from reaching Duval Middle School to pick up their kids.
- More than 500 homes are reportedly destroyed or damaged in Logan County alone, as of posting.
- “Those counts are just a rough estimate, and I fear the numbers may increase if we receive more rains and storms like the weather service is predicting,” said Commissioner Baisden.
- Michigan. The tornado that struck Pinckney in Washtenaw County, MI., has been rated as an EF3 tornado with winds of about 140mph, SPC said.
- The tornado reportedly damaged or destroyed 123 homes.
- The tornado stayed on the ground for about 30 minutes leaving behind a 10-mile path of destruction.
- Tennessee. The Disaster President has declared Tennessee a disaster area following the tornadoes that swept through East Tennessee in February and March leaving at least 3 people dead.