6/18/2013 5:20 PM
by Rebecca Turco
MABSCOTT - Several areas across southern West Virginia are experiencing flooding and downed trees from heavy rain.
is just one of many towns dealing with floods. Firefighters said it
began raining there around 9:30 p.m. Monday and continued through most
of Tuesday, leading to higher water accumulations along certain streets.
More than ten calls were placed to the fire department Monday
night regarding water in the road, downed trees and other issues. One
family even had to be rescued from their house.
the area could have been hit a lot worse. "It's better than I expected,"
said Muriel Tillman of Beckley. "With this much rain, it often is just
covered with water."
Captain Ray Palmer of the Mabscott Fire
Department said cleanup can take hours, so he said he is fortunate most
of the work is done. Palmer said firefighters spent the day cleaning up
debris and trying to clear flooded areas.