Gov. Justice declares State of Emergency for all 55 counties due to severe thunderstorms

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Emergency for all of West Virginia’s 55 counties due to impacts from today’s heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.As the weather system makes its way through the state, creeks and streams have spilled over and roads are closed in numerous counties due to high water and mudslides. The latest National Weather Service forecast predicts thunderstorms with heavy rains and strong winds across the majority of the state through late Thursday night/early Friday morning. Click here to view the State of EmergencyEMD is in close contact with local offices of emergency management and state agency partners to assist and respond when help is needed.As part of this State of Emergency, the Governor has directed the West Virginia Emergency Management Division to implement the West Virginia Emergency Operations Plan as it relates to flood response.The State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30 days, unless terminated by subsequent proclamation.