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Greenbrier and Summers counties were hit very hard Friday night through Saturday morning.

59News visited Green Sulphur Springs and spoke with a resident whose yard was under water. Viewers sent us shocking photos from their own front and back yards. The severe weather turned streets and back roads into creeks and small rivers.

From the photos we've received, the towns of Elton and Green Sulphur Springs were hit the hardest. 59News found out how residents are coping with the aftermath of flood damage. Although the level of Lick Creek has reduced significantly, neighbors are still concerned, because the threat of severe weather is still in effect.

"My husband went out and he said it's running down the front yard like a creek. I told him, it's thundering and lightning so bad and if it gets worse we will have to take the cars and go and get to higher ground," Hellen Maddy of Green Sulphur Springs told us.

Since she's lived in Greenbrier County, this has been the worst flood she's ever seen, except for one, 10 years ago.

"Except in 2003 when that really bad one hit, November 19th, it took that ladies house out over there," Maddy said.

Maddy told us you can never over prepare for severe weather.

"Just be on your watch and always have something ready to put in your vehicle such as food, water and your animals. Always be ready to head out," she added.

Stay with 59News on air and online as we continue to update you on the latest severe weather.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Summers and Greenbrier counties experienced high waters Friday night.

The severe weather caused many streets, yards and houses to flood. 59News is headed to the area to see how people are coping with the aftermath and damage.

Stay with us at 10 & 11 p.m.