(07/02/2019)
After a week of tumultuous weather in parts of WV, including a 9-mile tornado, microbust and severe flooding, this weekend brought more.

Severe thunderstorms caused flash flooding that knocked homes off their foundations and washed out roads in several mountainous counties of West Virginia, and some state lawmakers asked the governor on Sunday to declare a state of emergency.

Millions of dollars damage, with some small towns like Harman nearly washed away.

The flooding was far more expansive than reported over the weekend.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for portions of northern and eastern West Virginia after several inches of rain fell rapidly on Saturday night. High water and mudslides forces several roads to be closed, including four-lane U.S. Route 33.

There were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.

In a letter Sunday afternoon, senators and delegates representing Pendleton, Preston, Randolph and Tucker counties asking Gov. Jim Justice to respond quickly to the flooding. An emergency declaration would allow counties to use state resources to respond to flood-hit areas.P> Justice has issued the request.


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