West Virginia Governor says 14 people have died in flooding
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says 14 people have died during devastating flooding in the state, AP reported.
Tomblin made the announcement Friday during a news conference. He says the damage is widespread and devastating. The governor says search and rescue missions are still a top priority.
A storm system dumped 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia and trapped 500 people in a shopping center when a bridge washed out. Dozens of other people had to be plucked off rooftops or rescued as waters quickly rose during the deluge.