When the Waters Recede: Photos from Northern Kanawha County

Jun 25, 2016

As of Saturday afternoon, 23 fatalities related to the flooding have been confirmed by state emergency officials after storms rolled into West Virginia early Thursday. Thousands were left without power and several roads rendered impassable.

WVPB's Kara Lofton traveled to northern Kanawha County Saturday and took these images of the flooding damage. For complete coverage of the storms and flooding, follow our ongoing coverage here.

The Chandler siblings take a break from cleaning up the homes of their family in the aftermath of this week's flooding.
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A mangled pickup truck in Clendenin, West Virginia is seen Saturday June 25, 2016 submerged in mud and covered by downed trees.
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A woman stands outside of her home Saturday in Clendenin. Water levels reached to the top of the home's roof.

David Turner stands in front of his overturned semi at the Clendenin Park & Ride on Saturday.
A bridge collapse at the Crossing Mall in Elkview stranded many locals. By Saturday afternoon, many of them had been rescued by emergency officials.

Memebers of the West Virginia National Guard travel by way of ATVs to do health and wellness checks for residents of Clendenin and other areas in northern Kanawha County.
Members of the West Virginia National Guard check on Donald Elliot during a health and wellness visit in Clendenin. Elliot suffered a stroke a couple weeks ago.
Sarah Chandler stands on the front porch of her mother's home in Clendenin on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
Muddy cars sit in front a flooded-out home on Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Clendenin, W.Va.
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The Dairy Queen in Clendenin, W.Va., on Saturday, June 25, 2016.
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Marsha Larch looks into a room at her home that was flooded by this week's storms.
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