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August 2023 Flood Updates


West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides


In the wake of heavy rainfall and flash flooding, Governor Jim Justice declared a State of Emergency for several counties in West Virginia, USA. The declaration came following a deluge that wreaked havoc across the region, inundating homes, bridges, and roads. On August 28, 2023, Governor Justice announced the emergency status for Kanawha, Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, and Roane counties, citing the significant flooding caused by excessive rainfall. Figures from the National Weather Service office in Charleston painted a grim picture of the rainfall's intensity: Kanawha County saw 4.17 inches / 105.92 mm of rain within just 6 hours, while Boone received 3.7 inches / 93.98 mm during the same period. Slaughters Creek in Kanawha County bore the brunt of the downpour, accumulating 6.25 inches / 158.75 mm of rainfall within 72 hours leading up to early August 29, 2023. The aftermath left communities grappling with widespread damage and destruction, highlighting the urgent need for response and recovery efforts.

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