CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginians dealt with widespread flooding, power outages and the threat of a big snowstorm Wednesday, leading to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declaring a state of emergency throughout the Mountain State.
“Because severe weather conditions are expected to continue throughout the next few days, I have transitioned that State of Preparedness into a State of Emergency to continue deployment of key resources from the West Virginia National Guard, Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Department of Transportation and other necessary agencies,” Tomblin said through a press release posted on his website Wednesday evening.
Locally, weather-related issues began early Wednesday.
A man was rescued from a raft after becoming stuck on Ten Mile Creek near Marshville.
Emergency responders were called to the scene on Nellie Hole Road at about 5:38 a.m., a Harrison County 911 supervisor said.
Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Capt. Karen McNemar said the man had been on the water since about 1:30 a.m….