West Virginia Governor Declares a State of Preparedness Amid Flash Flooding

The Governor of West Virginia declared a state of preparedness as excessive rainfall led to flash flooding in northwest parts of the state on May 6.

Governor Jim Justice directed the State Emergency Operations Center to mobilise personnel and resources to deal with flooding due to high rainfall.

The National Weather Service issued a flooding warning and advised drivers to turn around when they encounter flood waters.

AD Rishel posted footage of cars driving through a flooded street outside a high school in Huntington.

WCHS reported as much as four inches of rain had fallen on May 6, with more expected during the night. Credit: AD Rishel via Storyful

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