Repairs begin in Alderson after June 19 flooding

By Bobby Bordelon

Residents, crews with Alderson, Mon Power, emergency services, and many more worked on repairs after flash flooding on June 19 damaged roads and property throughout the town.

Areas in the town are currently without power due to a fallen power line. Preliminary power should be restored around 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, if crews are able to install new lines without problems. At least five new power line posts are being placed along Glen Ray Road.

According to a social media post from Senator Stephen Baldwin, there are no reported injuries.

Meanwhile, Alderson Mayor Travis Copenhaver, Greenbrier County Commission President Lowell Rose, and West Virginia Governor Jim Justice each announced a state of emergency for the town, hoping to better allocate resources for quick action and repairs.

“I am declaring a local state of emergency due to flash flooding,” wrote Copenhaver in a social media post on Friday. “Have contacted Monroe and Greenbrier OES and asked for their assistance with the counties doing the same. Please heed direction from all first responders at this time.”

To read more about the ongoing repairs, see “Alderson flash flood brings damages throughout town, no injuries reported” – https://mountainmessenger.com/alderson-flash-flood-brings-damages-throughout-town-no-injuries-reported-3/

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