State and local officials declare flooding emergency in Fayette County


FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOWK) — Gov. Jim Justice and the Fayette County Commission have declared a state of emergency for parts of Fayette County from Sunday’s flooding.

The state of emergency is for the areas of Oak Hill, Minden, Scarbro and Whipple.

High water has closed several roads and at one bridge washed out in the county, according to dispatchers.

WVDOT is pouring gravel on the sides of the road to stop water.

A shelter has been open at Warm Hands from Warm Heart on Main Street in Oak Hill, for those displaced by the flooding. 

In addition to water on the roads and in homes, the storm damage is pushing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) oil into residents’ yards.

If drivers come across areas of high water, turn around and seek a detour.

If your home has damage from Sunday’s flood, call 304-574-1610 ext 1.

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