When I first started this thread, I didn't know it at the time, but our Governor declared a "state of emergency" in 8 WV counties, I live in one of the 8. I read that in the headlines of the newspaper later.
I wanted to tell you about this one big storm, before I tell you about that I'll tell you how things got started.
I don't remember the exact date, when the skies got overcast and it started raining, and we had at rain everyday for at least a week. Probably closer to 10 consecutive days. It didn't rain all day, every day. We had some hard rains and some slow steady rains, no big deal.
Our streams and creeks were running good.
Then, it was last Friday, June 1, 2018, we had a storm! And it was a good one! The sky got dark, and it poured down the rain. One of those rains where if you're out driving, you're looking for a wide spot to pullover.
I'll give you some rainfall totals here locally. Moe had 3 inches of rain in 25 minutes. Landon had 3.1 inches in 30 minutes. My brother had 4 inches in 45 minutes.
My brother showed me a picture of the road down past his house, it was a stream. That's never happened in our lifetime, and the road is more or less on top of a ridge. That's a county road.
Lots of flooded basements in this area, culverts washed out, pavement rolled up, rock and mud slides here and there blocking the roads for a day or so. Back to pretty much normal now, the sun is shining, folks out on the river fishing today. Lots of downed timber too. Our ground was soft.