EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSStorms Bring Heavy Rains To Region; Flash Flood Watch In Effect
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: Brandon Stover
Reported: Jul. 10, 2013 11:15 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 11, 2013 11:41 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Storms once again rolled through the area causing some problems.
Heavy rains were reported throughout the region Wednesday evening, with parts of Sissonville experiencing flooding.
Water was reported up on W.Va. Route 21 near Legg Fork, but it receded within a few hours.
A flash flood watch remained in effect for the area through 2 a.m. Thursday.
Portions of West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio are under a flash flood watch until early Thursday.
Eyewitness News Meteorologist Brandon Stover said more widespread rain and thunderstorms, capable of heavy rainfall and gusty winds will move into our region Wednesday night. The storms are expected to roll through the region between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
In West Virginia, counties in the watch area are Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Pleasants, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Wayne, Wirt and Wood.
Kentucky counties in the watch are Lewis, Boyd, Carter, Greenup and Lawrence.
In Ohio, counties in the watch are Scioto, Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Vinton and Washington. Washington County, where some flooding already is occurring, is also under a flood warning.
Stover said the northern part of the state has the greatest chance for flooding because the ground already is so saturated.
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