State Emergency Operations Center running amid flash flood watch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The State Emergency Operations Center is running in light of rainfall and a flash flood watch across the state Wednesday and Thursday morning.

The operations center is operating at an enhanced watch, with the West Virginia National Guard positioning swift water rescue teams in Gassaway and Dunbar. Other officers will be on four-hour standby.

Gov. Jim Justice ordered the activation through a state of preparedness proclamation.

“Due to last week’s flooding and rainfall, we have an increased threat of flooding across our entire state,” the governor said. “With the health, safety, and property of our citizens at risk, I have ordered the activation of the SEOC with personnel and resources mobilized to respond to areas where this flooding could occur.”

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