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Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for 10 West Virginia counties

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CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for 10 West Virginia counties due to heavy rainfall that has caused significant flooding.

Counties included in the State of Emergency at this time are: Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Tucker, Upshur and Webster.

State and county emergency officials are currently evacuating some of the locations affected by high waters and the State Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is coordinating with officials in the declaration area to determine their needs. The West Virginia Army National Guard has been put on stand-by to assist.



Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com


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