Dramatic Images: West Virginia’s Deadly Deluge

At least 25 people have died in West Virginia as a result of extreme flooding that inundated portions of the state, stranded hundreds and left tens of thousands without power.

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Jimmy Scott gets a hug from Anna May Watson, left, as they clean up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on June 24, 2016. A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses. Scott lost his home to the flood and a fire that consumed his and the homes of several relatives.
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West Virginia State Trooper C.S. Hartman, left, and Bridgeport W.Va. fireman, Ryan Moran, wade through flooded streets as they search homes in Rainelle, W. Va., on June 25, 2016. Teams were rescuing people from second-story windows, the hoods of cars and the tops of trees as floodwaters drenched southeastern West Virginia.
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Anna May Watson, right, hugs a relative as they clean up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on June 24, 2016. A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
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People survey flooding in Richwood, West Virginia.
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Kathy Bostic sits on a torn roof Friday afternoon as she looks through a muddied plastic tote full of family photographs that she rescued from her home along Jordan Creek Road in Elkview. The totes were sitting in her house as heavy rainfall and flooding hit the Elkview area on Thursday. “Everything else can be replaced,” Bostic said. “Lives can’t and pictures can’t.”
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Children walk through a flooded Liberty Tax Service business on June 25, 2016 in Clendenin, West Virginia. The business was in operation for 16 years. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of at least 25 people in West Virginia.
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A man looks at a collapsed Dairy Queen building on June 25, 2016 in Clendenin, West Virginia. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of 25 people in West Virginia.
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West Virginia Natural Resources Police and State Police Troopers make their way through the Rainelle area transporting food and clean water while rescuing people along the way.
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A man rides on a boat in a flooded neighborhood in Elkview, West Virginia.
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A section of road collapsed along State Route 4 on June 25, 2016 outside of Queen Scholls, West Virginia. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of 25 people in West Virginia.
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Larry Brooks walks down the hallway of his trailer on a mud covered floor which was destroyed by flood waters on June 25, 2016 in Elkview, West Virginia. Brooks said he lost about 95 percent of the personal belongings in his home. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of at least 25 people in West Virginia.
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People trudge through the mud left over from the flooding of the Elk River along State Route 119, on June 25, 2016 in Falling Rock, West Virginia. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of at least 23 people in West Virginia.
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Larry Brooks walks through his trailer which was destroyed by flooding on June 25, 2016 in Elkview, West Virginia. Brooks said he lost about 95 percent of the personal belongings in his home. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of at least 25 people in West Virginia.
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Ron Scott, right, recovers a shirt from the burned remnants of his home that was swept off it's foundation and burned after from severe flooding hit in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on June 24, 2016. A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
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Kelly Vaughan looks over flood damaged belongings in her fathers home as they clean up from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on June 24, 2016. There were several fatalities around the state.
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Mark Burgess, his wife Lisa, and parents-in-law, Bill and Peggy Lucas were stranded in the second floor of their home in Elkview, West Virginia, Saturday after flood waters started rising. This photo shows water near the neighboring roof of his parents-in-laws' home.
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This June 23, 2016 image provided by the Greenbrier shows flooding on the 18th green of the Old White Course at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. Severe flooding hit the area that is scheduled to host a PGA tour event in two weeks.
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People trudge through the mud left over from the flooding of the Elk River along State Route 119, on June 25, 2016 in Falling Rock, West Virginia. The flooding of the Elk River claimed the lives of at least 25 people in West Virginia.
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The aftermath of devastating flooding in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia.
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Ron Scott, right, recovers a shirt from the burned remnants of his home that was swept off it's foundation and burned after from severe flooding hit in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on June 24, 2016. A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
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Jay Bennett, left, and step-son Easton Phillips survey the damage to a neighbors car in front of their home damaged by floodwaters as the cleanup begins from severe flooding in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on June 24, 2016. A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
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A flooded Dairy Queen in Elkview, West Virginia.
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