Relive the worst flood in West Virginia's history.
In early November 1985, West Virginia was hit by the worst flood in 100 years. It had rained off and on in West Virginia for the previous two weeks, combined with an additional 8 inches of rain from the remnants of hurricane Juan, the huge surge of rainwater was more than the rivers and creeks statewide could handle. The worst hit areas were the Cheat River and South Branch Potomac River basins. The flood caused 38 fatalities and $578 million in damages across West Virginia.
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