ROMNEY, W.Va. — High water kept fire crews in the eastern panhandle busy Friday night.
Volunteer fire fighters had six calls for swift water rescue in Hampshire County. The most serious call involved a woman and three other people at a remote fishing camp. When authorizes arrived the group was in a vehicle and had washed their out building, picnic tables, and other parts of the camp carried away. All were rescued successfully.
Authorities say several roads were closed by the flooding and a few homes were impacted. There were also problems with high water in Morgan County.
The impacted communities included Springfield, Levels, Green Springs, and Slanesville.
The National Weather Service has a flash flood watch in effect through Saturday night for the counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Mineral, Morgan, and Pendleton.