Severe Weather Alert: High Water, Downed Trees, Power Outages

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 7/2/13 @ 11:15 a.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The cleanup continues from severe weather that hit the Kanawha Valley Monday evening.

Crews are out working Tuesday to clear a tree from Atlas Road in Charleston.

The tree did some major damage to the back porch of a nearby home.

It also cut power to about 80 customers in the area.

The power is expected be on by early Tuesday afternoon.

ORIGINAL STORY 7/1/13 @ 10:12 p.m.
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Flash Flood Warning was issued Monday night for Kanawha County and surrounding areas, according to information from the Kanawha County Manager.

The National Weather Service issued the warning after a line of storms dumped heavy rain on much of the Kanawha Valley and surrounding areas. High water has been reported in the Cross Lanes, Sissonville, Dunbar and South Charleston areas.

A water rescue occurred about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of New Goff Mountain Road in Cross Lanes, but no one was hurt, according to Metro 911 dispatchers. The driver was safely rescued. The roadway was temporarily closed as the car was towed.

There also was flooding reported at the Rock Lake underpass, but Metro 911 dispatchers said it appears to be temporary.

Authorities urge drivers not to drive through any standing water because it is difficult to determine how the deep the water is and how quickly it is moving.

Meanwhile, in Logan County, there were reports of trees and power lines down in parts of the county. In one case, a tree went through a man's home and into his grandson's bedroom. No one was hurt.

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