Clean-Up Begins after Deadly Flash Flooding in Ohio and Wetzel Counties, WV VOAD Member Agencies begin Damage Assessments.

WV VOAD member agencies has begun damage assessments of the flooded areas in Ohio and Wetzel Counties.  WV VOAD currently has reports of 80-100 homes that were affected and at least one person was killed while another remains missing.


To view photos of the flooding and continuing news updates please visit  The Intelligencer’s Website.


A local man died after being swept into high water along Browns Run in Ohio County during the height of Sunday night’s heavy rainfall. The Ohio County Sheriff’s office, along with county fire departments and Wheeling police searched the area of Browns Run and Peters Run roads at about 10 p.m. after receiving a report of several people being washed into the water after they abandoned their van on a bridge near the intersection of the two roads. The man was found clinging to a guardrail along Peters Run while his girlfriend was still missing as of this morning.

Sheriff Tom Howard and Chief Deputy John Schultz pulled the man from the water and performed CPR on him until he was transported to Wheeling Hospital where he later died. His identity has not been released nor the name of his girlfriend. Crews are continuing their search this morning for the missing woman.

Large portions of Browns Run Road were washed out, according to deputies.

Flooding and related problems were reported in Ohio and Marshall counties in the Northern Panhandle on Sunday night as more than 2 inches of rain fell in a short period. Elm Street and surrounding streets in the Edgewood area were choked with water and debris as storm drains could not contain the heavy amount of water. Parts of several streets were washed out and the pavement was left in pieces. Edgington Lane was flooded with heavy debris pooling near drains.

Wheeling Fire Department personnel responded to a report of a woman trapped in a flooded basement on Elm Street and to other devastated areas.

National Road in Woodsdale was a sea of water as Long Run poured over its banks near Hardees and Orchard Road. Flooding and downed trees were reported on Warden Run Road and Short Creek Road. Parkview Road in Elm Grove experienced high water and a car was reported floating in high water near the Hampton Inn on National Road. Streets in the Washington Avenue area also experienced high water as did streets in Burkham Court in Elm Grove.

In Marshall County, McMechen streets were flooded and a landslide was reported on Boggs Run Road.



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