McDowell County, WV
May 2, 2002 Flood
On May 2, 2002 devastating flood waters once again passed through portions of McDowell County, West Virginia, and surrounding areas. These waters, mostly along Elkhorn Fork, Tug Fork and their tributaries cut a much greater path of destruction than the flood of July 8, 2001. Following are scenes from some areas of McDowell County, along with names, addresses and phone numbers of local organizations accepting and distributing contributions for flood victims.
Some of the communities shown in these photos are Welch, Coalwood, Havaco, Bradshaw, Jolo, Premier, Panther, Hemphill, Kimball, Roderfield, Davy, Norwood, Ritter Hollow, Raysal, Oozley Branch, Atwell Branch, Groundhog Branch, Bull Creek, Iaeger, Bee Branch, Beartown Branch, Carswell Hollow, Landgraff, Avondale, Maitland and North Welch.
Please contact the organizations below with your contribution. You can make a difference.
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Local organizations accepting and distributing contributions for flood victims.
for Flooded Appalachia
Please contact Jay Wilson at McDowell Mission
(Volunteer groups should contact prior to arrival so housing arrangements can be made.)
Please contact organizations prior to delivery so distribution arrangements can be made
If you wish to contribute photos or additional information on local organizations who are helping the flood victims, please let me know.
McDowell County Flood Photo Links