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Flash flooding hits part of Calhoun County

Tropical clime produces more high water
A car was surrounded with water during a flood in Calhoun County, West Virginia on Friday night.
A car was surrounded with water during a flood in Calhoun County, West Virginia on Friday night.(Arnoldsburg Fire Department)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 7:57 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -An early evening cloudburst had dumped 3″ of rain (as estimated by Doppler radar) on the Calhoun-Gilmer WV line in a triangle between Big Springs-Grantsville-Tanner. Calhoun 911 dispatch tells Newschannel 3 that back roads in the Northeast part of the county have taken on water. Clipstine Rd and White Pine roads are among those impacted by high water.

Tributaries of the Little Kanawha River like the Trace and Slab Forks and Coalbank Run will remain high and swollen into the overnight hours. EMS personnel were dispatched to get people who were temporarily in need of help, but neighbors did the job in getting those near the water to higher ground and safe cover. Some flooded farm equipment was reported. Rural roads will remain dangerous to travel upon overnight where high water lingers and fog reduces vision.

Interests along the Little Kanawha should except a rise on the river and some faster than normal currents on Saturday.

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