Due to the excessive rain expected from Hurricane Ida, Governor Justice has issued a State of Emergency for the State of West Virginia. View proclamation here. The State Emergency Operations Center has been elevated to partial activation.
In coordination with the Emergency Preparedness Division, WV VOAD is continuing to monitor Hurricane Ida storm damage and is ready to assist wherever may be needed.
Ida completes its withdrawal from the area Wednesday afternoon with the majority of the heavy rain ending.
The eastern panhandle may still experience up to 2 inches of additional rain and flash flooding.
High water and river flooding will remain a concern in the central mountains and eastern panhandle as water drains into the valleys.
The WVEMD Watch Center will continue to monitor upcoming weather and coordinate information among partners and will be on Partial activation as of 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 1.
There have been reports of road flooding that have mostly been cleared or anticipated to be clear by Thursday morning at the latest. There are few reports of home damage at this time.
WV VOAD will have a call on Thursday, September 2, at 11:30 pm est to discuss unmet needs and the current weather forecast. If you would like to participate in this meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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To help WV VOAD and its member organizations continue providing direct support and relief to those in need, through all phases of the disaster from response, recovery and mitigation, we ask you, our fellow West Virginians, to donate to assist our neighbors in need.
Parts of Southern West Virginia have already seen flooding due to a cell stalling over that part of the State. Donate today at the link below.