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‘State of Emergency:’ Flooding prompts Randolph County rescues, road closures


The Inter-Mountain

ELKINS, W.Va.  — Flooding prompted 14 water rescues in Randolph County Monday and multiple road closures, as members of the County Commission declared a local “state of emergency” for a period of 72 hours.

Randolph County Office of Emergency Management Director Cindy Hart made a request to commissioners Monday morning asking that a state of emergency be declared based on “fast and furious” flooding that spread into areas that typically don’t experience high water.

Hart said the majority of flooding was located in the southern part of the county,

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