EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSLatest Round Of Weather Brings Renewed Flooding Concerns
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Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 8, 2013 6:02 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 8, 2013 6:56 PM EST
Clendenin , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Areas in Kanawha County have seen major weather problems from a storm system, with up to three inches of rain Thursday and Friday, then snow and ice early Sunday.
Clendenin has been one of the worst hit areas.
Flooding has been a concern all weekend, with water covering roads and keeping people from getting in their homes.
And the worst part is, the trouble is far from over, with more wet weather moving in.
"We're used to the snow,” Butch Butcher of Clendenin said. “I don't think anybody can get used to the flooding."
People living in Clendenin are being hit yet again with a mess from Mother Nature.
High water from Friday's rain covered many roads throughout the community, and on Sunday, snow mounted on top of the ponding water.
Heading into Sunday morning, Clendenin and the surrounding area of Kanawha County got about four inches of snow, and on top of the flooded roads, it was a slushy mess for travelers.
"I really don't like the snow, but I wish the weather would clear up because the water Saturday was a big problem," Samantha Brooks of Clendenin said.
Since Friday, about three and half inches of rain has fallen throughout the county, which has pushed the Elk River out of its banks in Clendenin.
And with a new round of bad weather, people living in the area fear for the worst is yet to come.
"If we get any more rain, and it melts this snow off, it’s possible," James Hayes, of Clendenin Public Works, said.
Kanawha County remains under a flood watch until at least 1 p.m. Monday.
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