By: Betty Lee
Not even five years after the widespread flooding on 2016 another flood has swept through West Virginia, leaving behind a mess to clean up after many roadways and bridges were blocked by high water. As the rain came down last Sunday night, creeks and rivers began to rise, making it a very sleepless night for West Virginians.
Through the night and into morning light many roads were completely submerged, and although the rain had stopped by the morning hours, the water continued to rise.
The town of Clendenin was shut down due to the river overflowing into the roads and onto parking lots. Luckily, the flood waters started to recede as businesses in the area were inches from having water in their stores. Homes along the river suffered damage in basements and main floors as well. Although the scope of the damage was nothing like the tragic 2016 flooding event, this flood was a close call.