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The Worst Flood In 100 Years Has Hit West Virginia And It’s Absolutely Heartbreaking

Most of West Virginia has been devastated by the storms that hit our state on Thursday. Governor Tomblin declared a state of emergency for 44 of the 55 counties in the Mountain State. So far we know of 26 dead, hundreds that have been stranded, and over 100 homes destroyed. This is proving to be a disaster like most West Virginia residents have never seen before.

Amanda Carper captured some incredible footage of a burning house floating down the river.

Amanda Carper sent in this startling video of someone’s house floating down Howards Creek in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The fire was eventually extinguished by the rushing water.

Keep up with the weather at: http://www.tristateupdate.com/weather

Posted by WOWK 13 NEWS on Thursday, June 23, 2016

Item donations are being accepted at all Gino’s and Tudors restaurants, or you can donate financially.

Many other local businesses and organizations are contributing to relief efforts, as well. The effects of this flood are harrowing, but it’s comforting to see how West Virginians draw together to help each other in times of need. We’ll all work hard to restore this state back to Almost Heaven.

Update 6/27/16: There is now also a Facebook group that is organizing disaster relief for those who need it.

Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.