Heavy, sustained rainfall left Greenbrier County under flood warnings on Wednesday, and more rain fell on Thursday.
On Wednesday, high water in the Meadow River Valley resulted in the closure of Rt. 60 between the I-64 Sam Black Church exit and Rupert. The road was reopened by Wednesday night.
As of Thursday morning, according to Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management, all county roadways were open, and waterways had crested with water receding at Sewell Creek in Rainelle, the Meadow River, Anthony Creek, and the Greenbrier River in Alderson.
According to a press release from Monongahela National Forest, the Blue Bend Recreation Area and campground near Anthony was closed Thursday morning due to high water and the potential for additional rainfall.
Meanwhile, all citizens on the Lewisburg Water System were under a boil water advisory.
Representatives from Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourage residents who experience flooding in their homes to take photos and videos of the damage, including structural and personal property damage on the inside and outside of your home, before discarding items, record serial numbers, and keep receipts.
All citizens traveling on roadways are reminded to never drive through high water.
|Rainelle Volunteer Fire Department Water Rescue Team 1 assists Rupert VFD with a resident removal. Photo courtesy Rainelle Fire Department|
|A roaring Spring Creek nearly reaches Leonard Cordova Road near Renick. Carolyn Cleaton photo|
|Part of the James River Turnpike collapsed on Wednesday. Photo courtesy Greenbrier County Homeland Security and Emergency Management|
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