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Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings Issued As Holiday Weekend Comes to a Close


The National  Weather Service in Charleston has issued various severe weather advisories across West Virginia as the July 4th holiday weekend comes to a close. The warnings follow severe flooding that hit the area nearly two weeks ago, killing 23 people and destroying thousands of homes and businesses.

A tornado warning is in effect until 5:45 Monday for northern Kanawha County. 

Officials from the National Weather Service say residents should immediately seek shelter to avoid potential debris that may be flying through the air. Residents should find the most central room on the lowest floor of the building they are currently in. 

A flash flood warning is in effect until 8:00 p.m. Monday for:

  • Southeastern Roane County
  • Northwestern Nicholas County
  • South Central Calhouln County
  • Clay County
  • Southwestern Braxton County
  • Northeastern Kanawha County

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. Monday for the following areas:

  • Central Nicholas County
  • Clay County
  • Northwestern Fayette County
  • Southwestern Braxton County
  • Northeastern Kanawha County

A flash flood watch is also in effect until Tuesday morning for many parts of West Virginia and can be seen depicted in green in the map shown above.
For the latest forecast and information on watches, warnings and other advisories, be sure to check the website of the National Weather Service in Charleston.