|UPDATE - West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for all 55 counties in the state due to the threat of flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
âAll West Virginians need to absolutely be ready for the potential impact Ida may bring to our state,â Justice said in a news release. âWest Virginians should pay extra close attention to emergency officials and media outlets."
The National Weather Service predicts anywhere from 2 and up to 6 inches of rain could fall on parts of the state. Thatâs on top of recent heavy rainfall thatâs hit parts of the state.
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR CALHOUN AND REGION
Multiple counties in West Virginia are under a flash flood watch Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of heavy rain from Hurricane Ida moving into the area.
The National Weather Service says heavy rainfall associated with the remnants of Hurricane Ida will leave 2 to 4 inches through Wednesday afternoon, with locally higher amounts of up to 6 inches possible. The rain could cause flash flooding.
In West Virginia, Kanawha, Putnam, Cabell, Wayne, Mason, Jackson, Wood, Pleasants, Lincoln, Tyler, Roane, Wirt, Ritchie, Calhoun, Mingo, Doddridge, Logan, Boone, Clay, Braxton, Gilmer, Lewis, Harrison, Taylor, McDowell, Wyoming, Upshur, Barbour, Raleigh, Nicholas, Webster, Pocahontas and Randolph counties are affected by the watch.