West Virginia Flash Floods

A severe storm system on June 22, 2016, caused torrential rain, tornadoes, high winds, and large hail across West Virginia and Virginia, causing the most deadly flash flood event the U.S. has seen in recent years. At least 23 people died, and thousands were left without basic utilities when the flood knocked out power and gas service, interfered with numerous municipal water systems, and destroyed hundreds of homes.

A major disaster declaration was approved on June 25 and expanded on June 28.

For information related to ongoing response and recovery efforts, please visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's West Virginia Flash Floods page.

Philanthropy West Virginia provides a detailed list of funders involved in recovery and rebuilding efforts on its website (including information about regular coordinated recovery calls): Philanthropy WV Assisting with Flood Recovery Response



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Natalie Ross

Vice President, Membership, Development and Finance