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Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain - Savannah Morning News

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin chief of staff Chris Stadelman says authorities still believe there are people missing in Greenbrier County.On Sunday, dozens of residents from flooded-out Rainelle remained at a shelter more than 25 miles away at the Ansted Baptist Church, where singing from inside mixed with the bustle of activity outside.The church's gymnasium has been converted to a shelter. The church also is a drop-off point for donated goods as well as a makeshift kennel for dog owners.For now, it's home for Jerry Reynolds, his wife, Janice, and his brother, Marcus Reynolds.Janice Reynolds said she drove back to Rainelle on Saturday to survey the damage. She said her home was destroyed, a vehicle was lost in the floodwaters and the community "smelled like death."Jerry Reynolds says the flood was "the worst thing I've ever seen." But as he sat in his car at the shelter, he declared that "we're survivors. We'll make it."Marcus Reynolds even found a bit of humor amid the sorrow."While we're at it, would you be interested in any oceanfront property?" he said. "I understand there's some available."Bill Kious of Rainelle was asked how those at the shelter, many of them on modest incomes, were able to laugh."Frankly, because we've lived a rough lifestyle," Kious said. "It's a nature to us that we can't get rid of."Rick Lewis of the Nuttall Fire Department said 129 people were staying Sunday at the church gymnasium. Many more Rainelle residents were sent to other shelters, he said.Among those taking advantage of the shelter's kennel was T.J. Parker of Rainelle and his pet Titan.Parker said he and Titan had to swim four blocks to safety. Along the way, he stopped to rescue an elderly man calling for help and brought him through floodwaters to a fire department. Parker said he had to go under water and hold his breath to support the man, then come up for air."I realize that sounds crazy, but you have to do what you have to do at that time," Parker said.Volunteer Randy Halsey said the donated items at the church were heading specifically to Rainelle. He said it was difficult to estimate how many items had been donated because "as soon as it comes in, it's going right back out."Authorities have yet to start sizing up the flood damage in West Virginia. But it is drawing comparisons to November 1985 floods that rem...

Fourteen dead in WV flooding - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Monday, June 27, 2016

The homes are gone.”Tomblin said more than 100 houses were destroyed or severely damaged. Besides northern Kanawha County, the governor said, the hardest-hit areas are White Sulphur Springs and Rainelle, in Greenbrier County, and Richwood, in Nicholas County.Two major bridges in Kanawha County, between Dunbar and South Charleston and between Nitro and St. Albans, were closed for several hours early Friday after a barge got loose and struck them. They were reopened Friday morning after state Department of Transportation inspectors deemed them safe.White Sulphur Springs got 9.17 inches of rain over the past 48 hours, NWS meteorologist Andrew Beavers said, the most in the state.As of Friday evening, U.S. 119 remained closed near Herbert Hoover High School and near the Clendenin exit of Interstate 79 in Kanawha County, according to the DOT. Other closed roads included W.Va. 82, from Cowen to Birch River in Webster County, W.Va. 20 at Webster Springs, W.Va. 41 at the Fayette-Nicholas county line, W.Va. 20 at Rainelle in Greenbrier County, W.Va. 39, from Mill Point to Richwood in Nicholas County, U.S. 60, from Sam Black to Rainelle in Greenbrier County, and W.Va. 92 at the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line.Kanawha County emergency officials and State Police urged residents not to travel in flood-ravaged areas, and asked people making non-emergency 911 calls to be patient.Officials said Friday morning that many emergency responders had been working for more than 24 hours straight.In Webster County, 12 water rescues were performed overnight Thursday, according to Richard Rose, county emergency manager. He said they included “everything from vehicles to campers to boats to homes knocked off the foundation and numerous propane tanks floating down the river.” It was difficult to assess damage, he said, partly because some areas were inaccessible and partly because internet and cellphone service is out throughout the county.Sgt. P.J. Cochran, of the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, said two firefighters had to be rescued after their raft flipped at about 2:30 a.m. Friday.Roger Bryant, director of the Logan County Office of Emergency Management, said Logan County escaped damage but emergency responders from the county assisted Clay County, which was hit hard. He said his team alone evacuated six people and six dogs. He said the Clay County 911 center was flooded by two feet of water and Nicholas County had to dispatch calls for the county.More than 21,000 Appalachian Power customers, including more than 6,500 in Kanawha County, were without power as of 6 p.m. Friday, according to the company’s website. Appalachian Power said in a statement Friday afternoon that the company estimated restoring power could take “well into the weekend” for some areas, and crews were unable to access substations in Clendenin and in Fayette County’s Brackens Creek because of flooding.Mon Power had more than 26,000 customers without power Friday evening, according to its website; of those customers, more than half were in Greenbrier County.West Virginia American Water said at noon Friday that about 3,000 Kanawha County customers were without water, along with about 500 in Fayette County and about 50 in Boone County.“Our crews are working around the clock to respond to water emergencies, but we anticipate much-longer-than-usual restoration times due to many areas being completely inaccessible,” Jeff McIntyre, the water company’s president, said in a news release.The water company’s main office in Charleston was without power, and several booster stations were running on generators, according to the release.Several groups and agencies have set up donation drives for flood victims. The United Way of Central West Virginia set up an emergency fund for people to donate to, either by contacting the United Way office or visiting www.unitedwaycwv.org.Charleston city officials, for a second day,...

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Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain - Savannah Morning News

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin chief of staff Chris Stadelman says authorities still believe there are people missing in Greenbrier County.On Sunday, dozens of residents from flooded-out Rainelle remained at a shelter more than 25 miles away at the Ansted Baptist Church, where singing from inside mixed with the bustle of activity outside.The church's gymnasium has been converted to a shelter. The church also is a drop-off point for donated goods as well as a makeshift kennel for dog owners.For now, it's home for Jerry Reynolds, his wife, Janice, and his brother, Marcus Reynolds.Janice Reynolds said she drove back to Rainelle on Saturday to survey the damage. She said her home was destroyed, a vehicle was lost in the floodwaters and the community "smelled like death."Jerry Reynolds says the flood was "the worst thing I've ever seen." But as he sat in his car at the shelter, he declared that "we're survivors. We'll make it."Marcus Reynolds even found a bit of humor amid the sorrow."While we're at it, would you be interested in any oceanfront property?" he said. "I understand there's some available."Bill Kious of Rainelle was asked how those at the shelter, many of them on modest incomes, were able to laugh."Frankly, because we've lived a rough lifestyle," Kious said. "It's a nature to us that we can't get rid of."Rick Lewis of the Nuttall Fire Department said 129 people were staying Sunday at the church gymnasium. Many more Rainelle residents were sent to other shelters, he said.Among those taking advantage of the shelter's kennel was T.J. Parker of Rainelle and his pet Titan.Parker said he and Titan had to swim four blocks to safety. Along the way, he stopped to rescue an elderly man calling for help and brought him through floodwaters to a fire department. Parker said he had to go under water and hold his breath to support the man, then come up for air."I realize that sounds crazy, but you have to do what you have to do at that time," Parker said.Volunteer Randy Halsey said the donated items at the church were heading specifically to Rainelle. He said it was difficult to estimate how many items had been donated because "as soon as it comes in, it's going right back out."Authorities have yet to start sizing up the flood damage in West Virginia. But it is drawing comparisons to November 1985 floods that rem...

Fourteen dead in WV flooding - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Monday, June 27, 2016

The homes are gone.”Tomblin said more than 100 houses were destroyed or severely damaged. Besides northern Kanawha County, the governor said, the hardest-hit areas are White Sulphur Springs and Rainelle, in Greenbrier County, and Richwood, in Nicholas County.Two major bridges in Kanawha County, between Dunbar and South Charleston and between Nitro and St. Albans, were closed for several hours early Friday after a barge got loose and struck them. They were reopened Friday morning after state Department of Transportation inspectors deemed them safe.White Sulphur Springs got 9.17 inches of rain over the past 48 hours, NWS meteorologist Andrew Beavers said, the most in the state.As of Friday evening, U.S. 119 remained closed near Herbert Hoover High School and near the Clendenin exit of Interstate 79 in Kanawha County, according to the DOT. Other closed roads included W.Va. 82, from Cowen to Birch River in Webster County, W.Va. 20 at Webster Springs, W.Va. 41 at the Fayette-Nicholas county line, W.Va. 20 at Rainelle in Greenbrier County, W.Va. 39, from Mill Point to Richwood in Nicholas County, U.S. 60, from Sam Black to Rainelle in Greenbrier County, and W.Va. 92 at the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line.Kanawha County emergency officials and State Police urged residents not to travel in flood-ravaged areas, and asked people making non-emergency 911 calls to be patient.Officials said Friday morning that many emergency responders had been working for more than 24 hours straight.In Webster County, 12 water rescues were performed overnight Thursday, according to Richard Rose, county emergency manager. He said they included “everything from vehicles to campers to boats to homes knocked off the foundation and numerous propane tanks floating down the river.” It was difficult to assess damage, he said, partly because some areas were inaccessible and partly because internet and cellphone service is out throughout the county.Sgt. P.J. Cochran, of the Summers County Sheriff’s Department, said two firefighters had to be rescued after their raft flipped at about 2:30 a.m. Friday.Roger Bryant, director of the Logan County Office of Emergency Management, said Logan County escaped damage but emergency responders from the county assisted Clay County, which was hit hard. He said his team alone evacuated six people and six dogs. He said the Clay County 911 center was flooded by two feet of water and Nicholas County had to dispatch calls for the county.More than 21,000 Appalachian Power customers, including more than 6,500 in Kanawha County, were without power as of 6 p.m. Friday, according to the company’s website. Appalachian Power said in a statement Friday afternoon that the company estimated restoring power could take “well into the weekend” for some areas, and crews were unable to access substations in Clendenin and in Fayette County’s Brackens Creek because of flooding.Mon Power had more than 26,000 customers without power Friday evening, according to its website; of those customers, more than half were in Greenbrier County.West Virginia American Water said at noon Friday that about 3,000 Kanawha County customers were without water, along with about 500 in Fayette County and about 50 in Boone County.“Our crews are working around the clock to respond to water emergencies, but we anticipate much-longer-than-usual restoration times due to many areas being completely inaccessible,” Jeff McIntyre, the water company’s president, said in a news release.The water company’s main office in Charleston was without power, and several booster stations were running on generators, according to the release.Several groups and agencies have set up donation drives for flood victims. The United Way of Central West Virginia set up an emergency fund for people to donate to, either by contacting the United Way office or visiting www.unitedwaycwv.org.Charleston city officials, for a second day,...