UPDATE (11:51 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12): Jackson County 911 Communications says that anyone who has been affected by flooding in the area should fill out this survey.

They say that it will help the state and FEMA evaluate the county’s needs and determine which resources will be needed for Jackson County.

They also said that the city of Ripley will have computers available for anyone who doesn’t have internet access.


UPDATE (9:40 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11): The city of Ripley, West Virginia is planning to file for FEMA assistance after heavy rains caused serious flooding on Wednesday night.

Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader tells 13 News that any businesses or residents impacted by flooding should contact the city immediately.

To report flood damage, businesses and residents should call 304-372-3482.


RIPLEY, WV (WOWK) — According to Jackson County 911, there is significant flooding throughout the town of Ripley on Wednesday.

Dispatchers say specific areas with high water include:

  • Charleston Road
  • Evans View Road
  • Spring Street at Cedar Lakes Drive
  • South Church Street
  • Downtown

The Ripley Volunteer Fire Department says they have been doing water rescues and animal rescues. They also say the downtown area is impassable.

Dispatchers say no injuries have been reported yet.