- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Heavy rain is causing scattered flooding in the Charleston area and elsewhere in West Virginia.

Emergency personnel in Kanawha and Cabell counties say they are responding to dozens of reports of flooding throughout the county this Christmas Day.

The reports include flooded roads and residents rescued from homes surrounded by rising flood waters. Water-drenched hillsides have also given way.

In Kanawha County alone, emergency managers say they answered more than 650 calls during a 4 1/2-hour period midday Friday. They responded to nearly 270 of those calls.

There have been no reports of injuries or major property damage.

Friday morning, the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Kanawha County and seven other counties in southwestern West Virginia.


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