Barbour County Hit Hard by Flooding
Written by Lindsey Burnworth
Last updated on August 28, 2013 @ 7:19PM
Created on August 28, 2013 @ 4:45PM
Residents in Barbour County were busy cleaning up their homes, yards, and even cars on Wednesday after heavy rains caused flooding in several parts of the county. One of those places was the Wellington Heights area, just outside of Philippi.
"The ground is so drenched that it's actually seeping up through the cracks in my basement floor. So, I got almost knee deep water in my basement. They called the kids off of school, and I've got all that to clean and I just have to wait until it goes down to do anything," said Wellington Heights resident, Dorothy Warner.
They weren't the only ones to get hit hard. The Galloway area was also hit hard, and some areas even had two to three feet of water on Wednesday morning.
"I just woke up this morning, I guess around 4:00 this morning it started raining, and I woke up and there was a lot of water. Of course, not as much as there is now. In the past few years, it's probably the worst we've had in six or seven years," said John Stout of Galloway.
Side roads off of Route 57 were also flooded, and cars couldn't drive on them. Even though there was flooding in the area, most said it wasn't as bad as it could have been.
"It's not as bad because the last time it rained really hard, it thundered and lightninged, and we lost electricity for nine days," said Warner.
However, even though it's not too bad, the cleanup continues.
"We'll just wait for it to go down, and then go from there with it," said Stout.
The Barbour County Office of Emergency Management is asking residents to report flooding by calling (304)-457-5167.
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