Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flooding in West Virginia

Rain and melting snow this March have caused some serious flooding problems in West Virginia.  When the flood waters flow they move quickly and may cover various roadways in the state.  In addition flooding may cause landslides which are also prevalent in the Mountain State.

If you’re driving and you see moving or stagnant water on the roadway always observe the phrase “turn around don’t drown”.  Flooding is reported along most of the state’s mid-sized rivers like the Buckhannon, Guyandotte, Tygart, and Tug Fork. Those are starting to drain into the larger rivers like the Kanawha, Monongahela, and Ohio. 

The situation has created serious problems in low lying areas along the Buckhannon River at Buckhannon and the Tug Fork in Williamson. The high water has shutdown numerous roads across West Virginia and destroyed some homes and businesses.

Your friends at The Masters Law Firm in Charleston West Virginia remind you to exercise extreme caution this time of year.  Watch for any hazard that water may create from now through spring and stay safe.  You may call The Masters Law Firm anytime at (800) 342-3106.

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