EMD Monitors Flooding


​WVEMD monitoring flooding in Northern Panhandle and Mid-Ohio Valley

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—The West Virginia Emergency Management Division (WVEMD) has received reports of flooding in the Northern Panhandle and is aware of a Flood Warning issued for the Mid-Ohio Valley. WVEMD is monitoring the situation with local emergency officials and is prepared to respond should supplies or other resources be needed. At the time of this release, WVEMD has received no requests for assistance from any counties impacted by this event.

Marshall County Emergency Management has reported flooding within the county. At the time of the report, the flooding has mostly affected roads and yards, but the water is working its way toward homes and into the school at Cameron.

Public schools within Cameron dismissed at 12:30 p.m. today, with the remaining schools in Marshall County dismissing at 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh reports 1.5 to 2 inches of rain have fallen with additional amounts of .5 inches possible through this evening. The NWS in Pittsburgh has issued a Flood Warning for Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio and Wetzel counties through 5:30 p.m.

Across the Mid-Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a Flood Warning for Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wirt and Wood counties through 7:45 p.m. this evening.

If you live in or near these areas, stay safer by:

  • Monitoring local forecasts
  • Making sure you can receive weather alerts, especially at night
  • Staying away from creeks, rivers, streams and storm drains.
  • Listening to instructions from emergency officials
  • Staying off bridges over fast-moving water 
  • Turn around, don't drown! NEVER try to drive through flood waters.

As of this report, there are no unmet needs from county emergency management agencies. The WVEMD maintains 24/7 communication with these and other impacted counties and is prepared to fill requests for supplies or other assistance. ​

Contact Information

Lora D Lipscomb, Public Information Officer