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George Gregg's mill destroyed by floods on the Jug of the Middle Island Creek
Kanawha Valley was hit by its worst flood
A major flood hit Virginius Island, destroying most of the industrial establishments
A severe flood hit the James River Valley severely damaging the canal system
A severe flood occurred in the West Fork and Monongahela River basins
Devasting flooding occurred on the Monongahela River
A thaw followed by storms caused rivers to flood.
A major flood caused great damage to Marlinton
On August 1, Burnsville dam reached 52 percent of its storage capacity
On May 2, severe flooding hit southern West Virginia
The Upper Ohio Valley flooded
On February 26, 1972, after three days of rain, a coal waste dam collapsed on the Middle Fork of Buffalo Creek, releasing 132 million gallons of water, coal refuse, and silt into the narrow mountain valley.
Frigid temperatures were recorded in several cities.
A cold wave gripped much of the state from January 4-16.
The coldest official temperature on record is 37 degrees below zero.
Weather Events are special events in History that relate to
a (typically) drastic weather condition. This could be anything from
a major flood to a severe snow storm.
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