SEVERE WEATHER ALERT: High Water Hits Parts of Tri-State Region

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

HUNTINGTON/CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Heavy rainfall Wednesday night caused flash flooding throughout parts of the Tri-State, including Huntington and Charleston and part of southeastern Ohio, 911 dispatchers and first responders said.

High water was reported on parts of 3rd and 5th avenues in Huntington, especially east of 20th Street.

At St. Mary's Medical Center along 1st Avenue near 29th Street, the emergency room bay where ambulances load and unload patients was reported to be under water, Cabell County 911 dispatchers said.

Similar high water issues were reported throughout parts of Charleston and surrounding areas of Kanawha County where the rain hit hard and fast, as well.

There were reports of street flooding in downtown Charleston, St. Albans and Cross Lanes. About 2 feet of water covered Doc Bailey Road in Cross Lanes, causing a car to get stuck. The driver of that car had to be rescued, and the road was blocked in that area for about an hour.

In Gallia County, Ohio, sheriff's deputies reported small stream flooding near the Shoal Creek area of Crown City. Deputies there are asking motorists to drive with caution along low-lying areas due to the recent rainfall.

No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

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