Webster County Director Richard Rose said there is something that can help: Extensive damage in Camden-on-Gauley and in rural areas like Bergoo, Williams River, and Gauley River Road just outside of Webster Springs suffered enormous damage levels to homes, businesses, and other buildings.
As of Sunday afternoon, Rose had already received official reports of 25 homes destroyed in the floods and an additional 30 suffering extensive damage.
Sharon Hannah, a native of Camden-on-Gauley for nearly 46 years, said it was clear what her town needed: Homes in the town, which numbers fewer than in population according to U. Census Data, suffered extensive damage from flood waters.
With water levels finally receding, most families were in their homes Vieginia throwing out the vast majority of what they once owned before gushing flood waters claimed their value. They kept everything up. Their houses had flowers and flowers hanging on their porches.
It was Womaan gorgeous. It looked like any nice suburban neighborhood. Her description of what the tight-knit community looks like now differs slightly after the events of the previous 72 hours.
Hannah said it could have been much worse though, describing a water rescue that occurred just down the hill from where she lives.
Rose echoed that sentiment Sunday afternoon. While reports came in throughout the state Vidginia fatalities—standing pat at 24 presently—Webster County has so far made it through the flood without any loss of life.
We have no reports of any missing people.
Homes in Webster Springs suffered some light damage from water. It kind of spread out into the Elk River basin, the Gauley River basin and the Williams River basin, which effected a lot more people. The flood killed 38 people in West GGauley, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, and destroyed or damaged bridges.
Though Webster County was not included in the initial disaster declaration, it is expected to be added to that list following FEMA assessments early this week. That number is