Update: The Associated Press has more information on the desperate situation in West Virginia.
A storm system dumped 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia and trapped 500 people in a shopping center when a bridge washed out. Dozens of other people had to be plucked off rooftops or rescued as waters quickly rose during the deluge.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's spokesman Chris Stadelman indicated this flood appears to be the worst in a century.
Original PostWest Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has just shared some tragic news as his state deals with devastating flooding.
BREAKING: West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says 14 people have died during devastating flooding in the state.— The Associated Press (@AP) June 24, 2016
Moreover, more than 100 homes have been destroyed. Tomblin called a state of emergency in a majority of the state's counties.