West Virginia Governor Says 14 People Have Died in Devastating Floods

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Jun 24, 2016 2:55 PM
West Virginia Governor Says 14 People Have Died in Devastating Floods

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.

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West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has just shared some tragic news as his state deals with devastating flooding.

Moreover, more than 100 homes have been destroyed. Tomblin called a state of emergency in a majority of the state's counties.