Bad Storms

Beckley, West Virginia
July 10, 2016 12:53am CST
There have been some bad thunderstorms in our area the last few weeks. Two weeks ago several counties around us were flooded out. The damage done to those areas were horrendous and 23 people lost their lives and countless others lost their homes and business'. Everyone in the state and surrounding states have pitched in to help them out. Well last night another storm came through our area. It had very heavy rain and wind gust in excess of 65mph +. It uprooted trees, flooded places and more than half of my county is without power. We were lucky our power stayed on but those whom have lost power may go without until sometime next week as trees have to be removed and lines rehung. I love the summer and the warm weather but storms like these are really scary and that's the part I dislike about the warm weather.
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
10 Jul 16
Hope your weather gets much better! The storms are really scary, especially with loud lightning.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
10 Jul 16
@zarlamain Me too! Yes, these storms have a lot of lightening and very loud thunder.
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
11 Jul 16
@melissa1024 I know, right? I am fine with rain as long as there's no loud lightning. Those are so loud!
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• Beckley, West Virginia
11 Jul 16
@zarlamain I know. These storms that just passed came on quickly, with heavy winds, severe thunder and lightening and very heavy rain. The rain was so hard you could not see outside.
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@velvet53 (17720)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jul 16
I remember those type of storms when I lived in Iowa and Kansas. They are scary. I hope they let up for you.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
24 Jul 16
@velvet53 Yes they are scary! They finally did let up and now we are in a heat wave!
@velvet53 (17720)
• Palisade, Colorado
24 Jul 16
@melissa1024 Which is just about as bad. It has been extremely hot here. Oh, how I wish I still lived in a higher altitude.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
24 Jul 16
@velvet53 Yes, one's about as bad as the other. It's been really hot here and the humidity just makes it even worse.
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
26 Jul 16
Its good people help other people in time of need. It's sad when there is a loss of life because of weather.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
26 Jul 16
@Bluedoll Yes, that is exactly right. The aftermath of those storms were devastating, but the loss of those lives were heartbreaking. Some areas are still recovering from those storms.
@Bluedoll (17050)
• Canada
26 Jul 16
@melissa1024 We tend to take everything for granted maybe. I guess it pays to be prepared and it takes a storm like that to get people aware again?
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• Beckley, West Virginia
26 Jul 16
@Bluedoll Maybe. Bad part is we had a storm similar to this about 2 years ago that knocked power out to the whole state for about a week. It just didn't have the severe flooding. It has been about 10 years since we saw flooding like this!
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
10 Jul 16
Summer season here in my country is nothing like that. No rain in the summer just sun and fun! That's why I always find it strange to be when people say summer season is a rainy season too. Coz here summer is totally different from rainy season. Hope you stay safe.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
10 Jul 16
@toniganzon We have sun and fun but also these bad storms. Spring and summer is when we have the most rain. Winter and fall is cold and snowy and icy. There can be severe ice and snow storms that cause power outages.
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
11 Jul 16
@melissa1024 So you don't have a real summer season then.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
11 Jul 16
@toniganzon Not compared to you. We have sunny days in the 80s and 90s for fun but then we have days with those temperatures and it rains all day and we are stuck inside.
@Katlynn (377)
• United States
10 Jul 16
I also dislike the bad storms in the summer months. I don't really like a general thunderstorm because they remind me of the potential of what storms can do.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
10 Jul 16
@Katlynn Yes, I do too. This storm that just passed Friday reminded me of the storm we had a few years back when most of the state was without power for about a week or more.
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@Katlynn (377)
• United States
10 Jul 16
@melissa1024 That was in 2012 and made me dislike summer even more. I was without power for five days, but many people were without for longer than that. The worst part was the heat index - over 100 degrees!
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• Beckley, West Virginia
11 Jul 16
@Katlynn Yes, I remember well it was miserably hot and my daughter was only 6 then and couldn't understand why she couldn't do things she normally done and she like to drove my nuts plus wanting to cuddle me and it was so hot.
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
4 Aug 16
I also hate storms and we've certainly had our share too. I heard about the flooding near Greenbrier. A big golf tournament there had to be cancelled. Two of my sons are avid golfers, so I always hear about golf news. How badly was your area affected?
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• Beckley, West Virginia
4 Aug 16
@IreneVincent It was pretty bad. Every where you looked trees had been uprooted and power lines down and laying everywhere. We were about the only ones in our area to have power.
• United States
24 Jul 16
Sorry to hear that. We get some severe weather here too. I always worry. It's sad when property damage occurs, but I'm most concerned about the people. I hate hearing that people have been injured or killed. :(
• Beckley, West Virginia
24 Jul 16
@Lady_Justice Yes, it was awful. Luckily, we haven't had anymore for a couple weeks!
@Susan2015 (21947)
• United States
13 Jul 16
Surprised your power stayed on with the winds like that. But it's a good thing. We have a small storm now but we really need the rain.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
13 Jul 16
@Susan2015 Yes, I was suprised it stayed on too but we were some of the lucky ones as most of our county lost power. We have had so much rain here water is standing everywhere.
@rina110383 (24069)
11 Jul 16
We just had a typhoon. I'm glad it's now anymore raining.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
11 Jul 16
@rina110383 I hope everyone in your area is safe.
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@ilocosboy (39102)
• Philippines
10 Jul 16
hope the weather will return to normal these coming days.
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• Beckley, West Virginia
10 Jul 16
@ilocosboy Thanks, I do too. It has been horrible.But, on the bright side I do know it will get better these are just temporary.