High water causes issues in part of Mingo County

High water causes problems in Mingo County
Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 5:26 PM EDT
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MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - High water caused a mess Tuesday for residents in the Baisden area of Mingo County.

Neighbors say a heavy downpour began around 9 a.m., leading to Gilbert Creek coming out of its banks and covering Gilbert Creek Road in multiple locations.

Rushing water left a bridge on a driveway damaged.

Tuesday afternoon, Ezral Hatfield sat in his car in a store parking lot waiting for the water to recede.

“I left my house about 9:30 to go to a pharmacy in Gilbert, and I’ve been trying to get home ever since,” he said.

Flood water also got into Charles Chandler’s garage. Neighbors were helping him clear mud off his driveway.

Chandler believes the flooding might not have been as bad if debris had been cleaned out of the creek.

“It builds up, these bridges that have washed out before and are laying in the creek,” he said. “They come down against these other bridges, and backs it up.”

The Baisden assistant fire chief tells WSAZ they haven’t gotten any reports of anyone getting hurt.

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