Flooding Leads to State of Emergency in West Virginia

June 24, 2016 by Daphne Thompson
Topics:   General |

Rainfall amounts approaching 12 inches have caused massive flooding problems in West Virginia. Known for its mountainous terrain, high water has flooded homes and business, cut power, and damaged the infrastructure in some area.


West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomlin has declared a State of Emergency for 44 counties. Multiple fatalities have been reported. Damage is extensive, as seen in some recent tweets.





Daphne Thompson

Daphne is the Content Marketing Manager. Her prior experience includes working at the National Weather Center, Norman Emergency Management, and National Weather Service. With a degree in Meteorology from OU and previous outreach experience, she is able to bridge the gap between science and the general public.