NWS: Parts of northeast West Virginia receive flooding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston wasn’t the only area of West Virginia to receive flooding from Friday’s storm.

The National Weather Service in Charleston told MetroNews on Saturday morning that flooding was also reported in parts of Randolph, Braxton, Upshur, Calhoun, Roane and Webster counties.

“It looks like the main reports we have on those were high water over roads,” said meteorologist Jennifer Berryman.

More than two inches of rain fell in Kanawha, Randolph and Upshur counties.

In Charleston, there were more than 800 strikes of lightening in less than 15 minutes during the height of the storm which occurred around 4 p.m. Friday. The rain ended up being too much for city storm drains to handle.

Berryman said the rain fell in pockets.

“It’s just spots where the higher rain amounts occurred, not super widespread,” she said.

There will be another round of storms Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

Forecasters said runoff due to excessive rainfall may cause flooding in flood-prone areas, and streams and creeks to rise out of their banks.

Berryman advised drivers to be aware of their surroundings if they come across high water.

“If they see any flooding on the roads, make sure to turn around, don’t drown,” she said.

Most of West Virginia remains under a Flood Watch until 10 p.m. Sunday.





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