LINSIDE, W.Va. — Although the National Weather Service issued flood warnings for a few hours Tuesday morning in Monroe County, the impact of passing storms was minimal.
“We had debris in the roadways and a few roads were temporarily closed with water coming across them,” said Tim Wilson the Director of Monroe County 911.
The steady rain on Monday was followed by downpours late Monday evening which forced swollen streams and culverts out of their banks. However, as quickly as the water rose it receded according to Wilson.
“We haven’t had a lot of rain and all the leaves have fallen and side ditches were full of leaves and sticks,” he explained. “It stopped up a lot of culverts and there was a lot of water in places it doesn’t normal affect.”
Road damages was minimal and there was no report of any property damage in the country other than basement flooding in a few low lying places. Wilson indicated such reports were normal during a downpour in the county.