McDowell County placed on a state of emergency due to flooding

MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Due to high water levels McDowell County was placed on a state of emergency.

The McDowell County offices of emergency services have issued a local state of emergency for Mcdowell County due to treacherous conditions caused by flooding across the entire county.

“There is a large number of roads in this county right now that is impassable. We have asked people that are not in an emergency situation please refrain from traveling,” said 911 & Office Emergency Service Director for McDowell County Teresha BanDyke.

911 Officials are urging residents to stay home and avoid traveling on any roads.

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