Gov. Justice declares state of emergency after flooding in 10 counties

Governor Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency for 10 counties after significant flooding from heavy rainfall. (WCHS/WVAH)

Significant flooding from heavy rainfall has caused West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to declare a state of emergency for 10 central counties.

Counties included in the state of emergency are Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Webster, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

State and county emergency officials are evacuating some of the locations affected by high waters, the release says. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is coordinating with officials in the areas to determine their needs.

The West Virginia Army National Guard has been put on stand-by to assist, the release says.

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