Flooding Risks Not Passed Yet

By: Josh Knight Email
By: Josh Knight Email

The rain in the area Friday prompted some flash flood warnings throughout the region, and with more rain on the way this week, there could be more.

The small streams and rivers are higher in Pendleton County, but fortunately there wasn't flooding to be found.

However, Justin Dove, a resident of Franklin for the last five years, says he's seen it all before.

"It floods over into my grandparents' yard all over there, we get it once to twice, maybe three times a year," says Dove.

Friday's set up of storms was a good recipe for flash flooding, but the storms moved out in time.

"Thunderstorms between the mountains they just keep on circling and when ever that happens we just get piles of rain," adds Dove.

While the rain did bring a lot of potentially dangerous fog to the mountains, the rivers stayed in check.

However, that's not always the case, especially for the low water bridge on the south end of town crossing the North Fork South Branch Potomac River.

"It has been up into the other side of the road, flooded that road out where no traffic can get through," says Dove.

Officials in Pendleton County say they didn't get any reports of flooding Friday night, but say it's important to be cautious over the next couple of days with the storms in the forecast.


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