More heavy rain expected to hit West Virginia this week

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) – More heavy rain is expected in areas already hit hard by flooding in West Virginia.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a flash flood watch for 22 counties in West Virginia.

The weather service says heavy rains could cause some streams to breach its banks.

The watch area doesn’t include Greenbrier County, where 16 people have died. Overall, 24 people have died in West Virginia since flooding began Thursday.

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