West Virginia Governor Jim Justice issued a state of emergency on Saturday, February 17, 2018, for all 55 counties of the state due to flooding. Justice issued it early Saturday after heavy rain triggered flooding in multiple locations and caused many rivers to rise, including the Ohio, West Fork, Tiger Valley, Little Kanawha, Buckhannon and Monongahela.

Overflowing creeks and rivers also caused some flooding in eastern and southern Ohio, in particular in Jefferson and Belmont Counties, where emergency teams made several flood rescues on February 17.

via Widespread flooding hits US South and Midwest, excessive rain continues


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