A line of thunderstorms on June 22-23, 2016, produced between 4 and 12 inches of rain in mountainous parts of eastern West Virginia and western Virginia, leading to devastating and fatal flooding in the Mountain State, as well as flooding in Virginia’s Alleghany Highlands. A major federal disaster declaration for West Virginia was issued on June 25. Following are several sources of information on the events.
Charleston [W.Va.] Gazette-Mail, “2016 Flood,” online at http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/2016floods.
West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, online at http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
Federal Emergency Management Agency, “West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4273),” online at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4273.