Valley water rescue teams heading to WVa. flooding

Flooding in White Sulphur Springs, WVa. (Photo from Scott)
Flooding in White Sulphur Springs, WVa. (Photo from Scott)(WHSV)
Published: Jun. 23, 2016 at 8:53 PM EDT
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UPDATE (06/24/2016 2:45 p.m.)

U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins has joined Governor Tomblin and other state officials to share the latest on West Virginia's flooding. You can find his full statement below.


UPDATE (06/24/2016 2:45 p.m.)

West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says 14 people have died during devastating flooding in the state.

Valley rescue crews are still working to save others in the Greenbrier area. WHSV's Jared Kline is on-scene today and will provide a report for Friday evening's WHSV News at 5.


UPDATE (06/24/2016 12:25 p.m.)

Governor of West Virginia, Earl Ray Tomblin, issued a statement this morning on the flooding response effort throughout his state. You can find that full statement in the 'Related Documents' section of this article.



Swift water rescue teams from the Valley are heading to West Virginia to help with the life-threatening flooding situation unfolding Thursday night.

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Emergency Communications Center confirmed to WHSV that teams from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County are on their way to Greenbrier, WVa.

The First Alert Storm Team says that area of West Virginia received about nine inches of rain Thursday. The heavy rain led to dangerous flooding Thursday evening.

ABC News reported at least one boy was swept into the floodwater in the area. Flash flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for much of southeastern West Virginia.

Pro golfer, Bubba Watson was at the golf course in Greenbrier. He tweeted pictures and videos of the course that was under water.