Rain Wreaks Havoc on Hundred
Strong thunderstorms and heavy rains caused flooding in Hundred on Saturday, wreaking havoc for the town’s residents. According to the Wetzel County Office of Emergency Management, the office’s director and communications truck were both in Hundred Saturday night. A representative from the OEM said there were no known injuries.
The OEM credits Hundred Volunteer Fire Department for conducting much of the cleanup, and Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office and Hundred’s city police were also present in the aftermath.
Emily Stewart submitted a photo to the Chronicle of what was left of her daughter’s storage building. Stewart noted that her daughter’s mowers, weedeaters, tools, and lawn furniture were all washed away.
Many residents have reported similar losses, including basement appliances such as a furnace, hot water tank, freezer, boat, camper top, trailer, washer and dryer, and more. Businesses, such as Heather’s Country Florist, also suffered as a result of the flash flooding.
Town Recorder Sherry Hayes noted that the city building itself suffered flooding.
The town was seeking state assistance in getting dumpsters brought into town, for residents to dispose of belongings that have been damaged due to flooding. The state would not provide dumpsters; however, it was noted that state resources would assist with water or cleaning supplies.
The Hundred Hornets’ equipment trailer was also lost due to the flash flooding.
The Wetzel Chronicle will update our Facebook page, as further information on the flooding – and donation drop-off points – become available.