Jan 10, 2016

Flood Insurance on the Rise: Examining Skyrocketing Rates

Logan County, WV
Owen Wells
Emergency Management
Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

The unique topography of southern W.Va. has dictated a somewhat steady regime of flooding events.

In Logan County, the confluences of streams from Island Creek, Copperas Fork and Mud Fork into the Guyandotte River as well as myriad other streams and waterways have presented a constant challenge for residents.

Over the last year, fema.gov reports there were five disaster declarations in W.Va., and three of the five included flooding-related events in Logan County