Publication Date June 30, 2019

Overnight Flash Flooding Prompts Evacuations in West Virginia

United States
Radar-estimated rainfall (contours) and reports of flash flooding Saturday night into early Sunday morning in northern West Virginia and the Maryland Panhandle. Credit: The Weather Channle

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding overnight Saturday night and early Sunday morning in parts of northern West Virginia, prompting evacuations in several areas near the border with western Maryland.

About 20 homes were evacuated due to rising water in Bayard, West Virginia, early Sunday morning, local law enforcement told the National Weather Service. Two feet of water was reported across Front Street near the post office in Bayard, about 125 miles west-northwest of Washington, D.C. along the border with western Maryland.


The NWS estimated 2 to 7 inches of rain fell overnight in this part of northeast West Virginia and western Maryland, following an afternoon and evening of severe thunderstorms with damaging straight-line winds in the Mid-Atlantic states.