Sunday, July 3, 2016
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch on Independence Day in West Virginia. Some of the 21 counties under the watch experienced devastating flooding last month.
The weather service posted the watch from early Monday through early Tuesday, July 5. The watch area covers much of central and northern West Virginia.
The weather service said small streams and creeks would rise quickly if large amounts of rain fall in a few hours.
The worst of last month's floods were mostly in the southern part of the state. Three counties hit hard then and included in the latest watch are Clay, Nicholas and Roane. The two counties where most of the deaths occurred— Greenbrier and Kanawha — are not in the current watch area.