USA – More Deadly Floods Hit West Virginia

A State of Emergency was declared by the mayor of Huntington, West Virginia, after the city was hit by flash flooding after storms and heavy rain late on Thursday 14 July.

Areas of West Virginia are still recovering after some of the worst flooding on record between 23 and 25 June, where 23 people died and over 1,000 homes destroyed.

In Huntingdon, some residents had up to 30cm (1 foot) of water in their home. Much of the flood water has since receded but has left some serious damage. At least 50 homes are reported to have suffered severe flood damage.

A woman was killed to the south of the city when the vehicle she was a passenger in was swept away in flood water. Two other people in the vehicle were able to escape.

Floods in Huntington, West Virginia, 14 July 2016. Photo: City of Huntington
Floods in Huntington, West Virginia, 14 July 2016. Photo: City of Huntington

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Flood Summary

Last updated: July 21, 2016
Event
Huntington, West Virginia, USA, July 2016
Date
July 14 to July 15, 2016
Type
Flash flood, River flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

Huntington, West Virginia

Damages

Fatalities
1 person
Huntington - July 14 to July 14, 2016