Threat of flash flooding lingers despite pockets of sunshine
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The threat of flash flooding lingers as evening storms pop up throughout the Tri-State.
One more thunderstorm is all it would take for trees to come tumbling down after holding the intense weight from February’s ice storms, as well as dealing with heavily saturated grounds now.
An overflow of the Mill Creek tributary in Jackson County, West Virginia, spilled onto roadways after the National Weather Service reported 4 to 6 inches of rainfall fell within 24 hours.
Other areas like Kanawha County only dealt with a light drizzle throughout the day.
“We’ve escaped over the last 24 hours from flood warnings around us. A flood warning in Kanawha County but no report of damage,” said C.W. Sigman, director of Kanawha County Emergency Management.
Pockets of sunshine popped up Thursday afternoon, only giving a false sense of security to the quick downpours as the threat of flash flood lingers into the evening.
Crews are taking extra steps to be prepared for the areas that usually see high waters.
“In South Charleston, the underpass the city goes out and puts extra pumps out there. The city Public Works in preparation for it to keep that underpass from flooding,” Sigman said.
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