Monday, June 27, 2016

West Virginia's Third Most Deadly Flood Leave 23 Dead

Water and fire will give the earth's globe convulsions and terrible earthquakes which will swallow up mountains, cities, etc...Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)
Death toll in rain-ravaged West Virginia drops to 23 after two men presumed dead are found alive in the state's third most deadly flood

Two men thought to have been killed in the floods of hard-hit Greenbrier, West Virginia, have been found alive, according to West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The men were believed to have been swept away by raging waters in a flooding that has destroyed hundreds of homes and devastated communities in the state. Officials have not yet released details about the men, but confirmed the death toll is now two people lower than previously thought. Twenty bodies have been recovered and three more people are believed to be dead. The flooding in West Virginia has been deemed the state's third-deadliest-ever on record, according to the National Weather Service. Between four and ten inches fell last week, and while the NWS isn't expecting anywhere near that amount, more than 20 counties were under a flash flood watch Monday. Downpours were possible in many areas already ravaged by flooding, including Kanawha and Nicholas counties, the NWS said. The forecast also included hardest-hit Greenbrier County, where 17 people have died and floodwaters have yet to recede. Daily Mail Read More>>>>>>

No comments:

Post a Comment