02A Preparations are being made for the rains. Tree trimming has begun. Water pumps are being readied. One of the largest issues facing local officials is keeping drains cleared of the 8,000 tons of garbage and all of the sewage of the Karachi Metropolitan that is normally dumped into the drainage system daily & the resulting illness that could result in that mixed with heavy rain.
NWS declared the storm that has killed at least 25 people and destroyed more than 100 homes in West Virginia a derecho. It dumped over 10 inches of rain in parts of Greenbriar County.
500 people were stranded at a shopping center when a bridge washed out. An impromptu flood party ensued.
Local sheriff relayed that some roads and bridges were washed away, some homes burnt down others were washed from there foundations, sections of highways were missing, cars were lost as well is hundreds of thousands' access to electricity. The Governor thought in some places this was a 100 year event.NWS is saying 1 in 1000 year event.
The Greenbrier, a golf resort, is suppose to be hosting The Greenbrier Classic, part of the PGA tour over the July 4th weekend. That was totally flooded. Image credit Brian Kirk
Onlookers horrified as burning house floats down creek during extreme flooding in US
West Virginia Floods Compilation | West Virginia Floodings 2016
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Turns out it's illegal to drive with your hazards on in the state of Florida unless you are in a funeral procession. Tickets exceed $100. It is recommended that in heavy rain people turn on the headlights and windshield wipers. If you feel the need to pull over, slowly drive to where you can exit the roadway and park. Pulling off onto the shoulder of the road to wait it out is not recommended.
With all the flooding recently it wasn't hard to find one of a driver doing something dumb in a flood. There is some cursing in this video.