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Fri Jun 24, 2016, 05:04 PM

How are DUers in West Virginia doing - what a disaster

Heard on local news that 300 persons are trapped in a flooded Mall

http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Gov-Tomblin-At-least-14-dead-in-severe-weather-in-West-Virginia-384302871.html
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15 people are dead after flooding in West Virginia, according to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.

"Unfortunately, we've dealt with weather emergencies all too often the past several years, so we were prepared to act quickly," Gov. Tomblin said in a press conference Friday.

After issuing a State of Emergency on Thursday for 44 of the state's 55 counties, 200 National Guard members started assisting in search and rescue efforts in eight counties. An extra 500 National Guard members are on standby to assist in the search and cleanup efforts.

Tomblin says he planned to fly around to the areas impacted today, but all state aircrafts are being used to assist in the rescue efforts. However, Tomblin says the weather is hindering the aviation efforts.

"Our biggest challenge continues to be high water," Tomblin says.

At least six counties have received severe flooding, leading to structural damage. He says at least 100 homes have severe damage or have been destroyed.

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Stay safe DUers

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Reply How are DUers in West Virginia doing - what a disaster (Original post)
malaise Jun 2016 OP
femmocrat Jun 2016 #1
malaise Jun 2016 #3
femmocrat Jun 2016 #6
malaise Jun 2016 #13
Lucinda Jun 2016 #2
mcar Jun 2016 #4
FSogol Jun 2016 #5
malaise Jun 2016 #11
mcar Jun 2016 #12
nolabear Jun 2016 #7
malaise Jun 2016 #8
glennward Jun 2016 #9
malaise Jun 2016 #10
Sophiegirl Jun 2016 #14
malaise Jun 2016 #15

Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 05:14 PM

1. Sending prayers and best wishes to those who are affected.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 05:58 PM

3. Wow

Imagine if that were your home!!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:33 PM

6. I just heard on ABC news that there are "at least 20" dead now.

"Families and children swept away.
Worst flooding in a century."

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:09 PM

13. 23 so far and many missing

Saw a man who said he can't find the roof for his house but saw other parts heading down the river- all he has left are the clothes on his back

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 05:52 PM

2. ...

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:06 PM

4. Oh wow!

I had no idea. I love WVa. A beautiful state. I hope people are safe.

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Response to mcar (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:28 PM

5. +1 n/t

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Response to mcar (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:04 PM

11. Worst floods in 1,000 years

Damn!

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:08 PM

12. Terrifying

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 06:57 PM

7. An amazing place and culture. I'm pulling for them.

Some of the toughest people on earth, for better and for worse.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 24, 2016, 09:36 PM

8. Rachel just showed some of this disaster

Death toll up to 20 now - looks really bad

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 07:54 AM

9. So sad. Also what is being burned up in Cali. So much disaster all around.

 

Heart concern for all.

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Response to glennward (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 09:16 AM

10. True - that fire is still burning

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Sat Jun 25, 2016, 10:41 PM

14. Greenbrier opens it's doors

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Response to Sophiegirl (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 26, 2016, 05:47 AM

15. Nice

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