Catastrophic Flooding Kills Nearly Two Dozen in West Virginia

High water submerged Interstate 79 in Kanawha County near the town of Clendenin. (Photo/West Virginia Department of Transportation)

By Kevin Byrne – AccuWeather

Nearly two dozen people died in West Virginia as a result of extreme flooding that inundated portions of the state on Thursday and Friday.

On Monday, officials announced that the death toll had been lowered to 23 after two people who were presumed dead were found alive.

A total of 32,170 homes and businesses remained without power, according to the report.

“The amount of rain that recently fell on parts of West Virginia and southern Virginia exceeded a once-in-a-century event for the specific area and resulted in catastrophic flooding in some communities,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

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