EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSFlash Flooding A Problem For Huntington Area
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Reported by: Dan Matics
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Jul. 7, 2013 5:06 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 8, 2013 3:31 AM EDT
Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia
Flash flooding was a problem in Huntington Sunday.
Fast rounds of heavy rain left parts of Ritter Park flooded.
Across the river at the Lawrence County Fair in Proctorville, the welcome sign was a pretty good indicator of what to expect.
The mess meant the fair was not very crowded.
Mike Patterson has been coming to the fair for decades. He said he had never seen so much mud.
"It’s probably one of the worst I've seen so far,” Patterson said. “It’s bad! The parking lot and the camping area - it's hard to get around."
Back at Ritter Park, the water had some just plain disgusted!
"It's absolutely gross,” Savannah Myers said. “It’s muddy. There’s probably mosquitos in it, because it's stagnant."
It seemed the kids were the only ones actually enjoying the messy weather.
At the fair, Patterson's son was showing a hog, and having a blast.
"They've never been afraid to get a little dirty,” he said. “They're hog wild"
He was hog wild, like a pig in the mud.
"I just like to play in it a lot,” his son said. “I love to get mud all over me! I just want to plant my face in it!"
Road flooding was minor Sunday. The 10th Street underpass was closed for a short time Saturday night, but has reopened.
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