WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Flooding devastated White Sulphur Springs on Thursday and Friday, destroying dozens of houses, with some shoved off their foundations, and others simply disappeared, washed away in the torrent of water.
Fifteen people were confirmed dead in Greenbrier County, according to the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, although it was unclear how many were in White Sulphur Springs. The death toll statewide was 22, as of 10:30 p.m. Friday.
At least one person was confirmed dead in the city, Assistant Police Chief Jerry Smith said. He expected there to be more.
In less than an hour Thursday, torrential rain caused a swollen Howard’s Creek to overflow its banks, engulfing entire neighborhoods in the worst flood residents had ever seen…