Disaster relief, providing shelter, food, and water to help those impacted by this storm. About 40 people are unaccounted for in Buchanan County, Virginia, on Wednesday after a severe storm struck the area, bringing heavy rain and flooding. Search and rescue efforts are ongoing. Four to 6 inches of rain pounded the area within hours overnight. The damage spreads across about 10 miles. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management said it was assisting local crews struggling with flooding and power outages. Social media post in the aftermath of the storm showed homes swept 300 yards from their foundations, vehicles scattered, and debris strewn throughout neighborhoods, over 100 homes were damaged after heavy rains.
Providing shelter, food, and water. West Virginia being hit this past week, with more severe weather and flooding, the Governor has now declared a state of emergency in 18 counties, mostly in southern and western West Virginia, especially in the Kanawha Valley region. Those counties under the state of emergency include Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur, and Wayne. counties. Many homes where underwater West Those counties under the state of emergency include Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Randolph, Roane, Upshur, and Wayne. counties. Many homes where underwater in West Virginia. Disaster Relief.
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Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in response to heavy rain and flooding in several areas in Virginia.
According to a news release, "Localities in Southwest Virginia have been particularly hard hit by flooding, and as the storm continues to move east across Virginia, impacts and storm damage are expected statewide."
According to reports from emergency crews, more than 500 residents in and around the town of Richlands, in Tazewell County, have been displaced by flooding and needed rescue from their homes. A number of roads in southwest Virginia are closed or washed out.