Remembering Buffalo Creek

Remembering Buffalo Creek

There are 36 comments on the Guerrilla News Network story from Feb 26, 2009, titled Remembering Buffalo Creek. In it, Guerrilla News Network reports that:

After investigating the Buffalo Creek disaster, a citizen's committee concluded that the tragedy was no less than an act of murder.

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Chet

River Grove, IL

#1 Mar 1, 2009
I remember reading "The Buffalo Creek Disaster" a few years ago. It was a fantastic piece of non-fiction.
Remember

Charleston, WV

#2 Mar 1, 2009
I remember that morning, I didn't live on Buffalo Creek, but I did have friends that lived there. I was in junior high school and it was days before I knew if they were alive or not.
bbgun

Hurricane, WV

#3 Mar 1, 2009
we lived at braholm we lost everything but we all got out with our lives. we were lucky.
tweet tweet

Marietta, OH

#4 Mar 1, 2009
bbgun wrote:
we lived at braholm we lost everything but we all got out with our lives. we were lucky.
some may call it lucky but i call it blessed, my family was also in it and lost everything we had but the main thing is family, material things can be replaced but not lives..
Michael Conn Kansas City

Milwaukee, WI

#5 Mar 2, 2009
This goes to show you.Nobody cares about who parashed on that cool,wet and rainy day.I can still remember were i was..My family got in that old Impala and drove from kistler to accorvill flat.Perched at a house behind that grocery store my innocents ended.I saw peoples belongings wash down the creek,and houses break aparton low ash bridge,buffalo creek used to run behind the school. The road is still in front of the school but their was a gas station in front of the school.cause during the gas shortage of the early 71 cars would line up down the road.brahome was a pretty big community.
,lots of houses.
VALLEY OF DEATH

United States

#6 Mar 2, 2009
That is what they called buffalo creek after that. It truely was. I went through it and it has did its damage to a lot of people. So many lives were lost and for what reason? Buffalo Creek use to be a good place to live and raise your kids. A place where neighbors where true neighbors, you could get out and walk, your kids where safe. Now look at it, Instead of Valley of Death its now VALLEY OF HELL. You can't trust anyone here now. Not your preacher, teacher, brother, sister, cub scout leader, girl scout leader, bus driver, ect.... Anyone who really wants what is best for their family will move away from this place. you have to keep your doors locked, Can't even let your kids play in their own yard. The flood really did its ever lasting trouble here.
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Marietta, OH

#7 Mar 2, 2009
VALLEY OF DEATH wrote:
That is what they called buffalo creek after that. It truely was. I went through it and it has did its damage to a lot of people. So many lives were lost and for what reason? Buffalo Creek use to be a good place to live and raise your kids. A place where neighbors where true neighbors, you could get out and walk, your kids where safe. Now look at it, Instead of Valley of Death its now VALLEY OF HELL. You can't trust anyone here now. Not your preacher, teacher, brother, sister, cub scout leader, girl scout leader, bus driver, ect.... Anyone who really wants what is best for their family will move away from this place. you have to keep your doors locked, Can't even let your kids play in their own yard. The flood really did its ever lasting trouble here.
i agree with you about the flood ,it was truely tragic and sad but moving away isn't going to solve that problem,you can't trust nobody, anymore around here or any place else that you move too.. and really it is nicer places and more things to do away from here, with higher paying jobs but the cost of living is more you have to look at the pros and cons of things.
sherry

Marietta, OH

#8 Mar 2, 2009
VALLEY OF DEATH wrote:
That is what they called buffalo creek after that. It truely was. I went through it and it has did its damage to a lot of people. So many lives were lost and for what reason? Buffalo Creek use to be a good place to live and raise your kids. A place where neighbors where true neighbors, you could get out and walk, your kids where safe. Now look at it, Instead of Valley of Death its now VALLEY OF HELL. You can't trust anyone here now. Not your preacher, teacher, brother, sister, cub scout leader, girl scout leader, bus driver, ect.... Anyone who really wants what is best for their family will move away from this place. you have to keep your doors locked, Can't even let your kids play in their own yard. The flood really did its ever lasting trouble here.
I don't think the flood caused all of these changes. It is like that anywhere you go. Time changes everything. I think that we still have a pretty safe place to live. Our crime rate is not that high, sure we have drugs and drug dealers, but we don't have many murders. Big cities have a much higher crime rate than our small communities. I like where I live, and I feel pretty safe.

“Sherry & Scotty T”

Since: Jan 09

Born In Wva-He was born in Ind

#9 Mar 2, 2009
I was in the flood My dad was Pierce Allen we lived close to the Morgans ,and Basten, and Farley's it changed alot of lives I now live in Tn and can still remember that day it was a very sad day.he still has one brother that lives there that is Doc Allen.I'm Sherry
bbgun

Hurricane, WV

#11 Mar 2, 2009
surfs up wrote:
I remember it. The surfing was wonderful that day!
>you can tell you are young and perhaps your family not from here or you would not be disrespectful toward that day which changed the lives of many of its families.
Kansas City

Milwaukee, WI

#12 Mar 3, 2009
Sherry i remember you.your brothers are Rex and Pierce. You lived behind the now Kistler Groc,that used to be the Blue Surf. Your family moved to Oceana
Old Guy

Charleston, WV

#13 Mar 3, 2009
surfs up wrote:
I remember it. The surfing was wonderful that day!
Show some respect..........oh wsit I forgot, this is topix so that doesn't exist on any subject here.
Old Guy

Charleston, WV

#14 Mar 3, 2009
meant to say wait......sorry.

“Sherry & Scotty T”

Since: Jan 09

Born In Wva-He was born in Ind

#15 Mar 3, 2009
Kansas City wrote:
Sherry i remember you.your brothers are Rex and Pierce. You lived behind the now Kistler Groc,that used to be the Blue Surf. Your family moved to Oceana

Yes Rex passed away and so did Melinda my sister Pierce (Junior) is a pastor now and we lived in oceana for a while after they died and then dad died we moved to Tn. and you give me a hint who you are I live to fine people from back there I miss them alot

“Sherry & Scotty T”

Since: Jan 09

Born In Wva-He was born in Ind

#16 Mar 3, 2009
sorry I like to find people from that area I miss them alot its hard to get intouch with them But I like to them maybe you can help
Accoville store

Kinston, NC

#18 Mar 5, 2009
This goes to show you.Nobody cares about who parashed on that cool,wet and rainy day.I can still remember were i was..My family got in that old Impala and drove from kistler to accorvill flat.Perched at a house behind that grocery store my innocents ended.I saw peoples belongings wash down the creek,and houses break aparton low ash bridge,buffalo creek used to run behind the school. The road is still in front of the school but their was a gas station in front of the school.cause during the gas shortage of the early 71 cars would line up down the road.brahome was a pretty big community.
,lots of houses.
When the flood hit, there was no store below Accoville FLats so you couldn't have watched the flood "perched on a house behind that grocery store." Not on Accoville FLats anyway. Before the flood that was just big, empty field that was used as a ball field. That store was put in after the flood. The old Amherst Company store was located across the road from the grade school and Goodman's Super Market was located across the road from Low Ash. And there were no houses behind Goodman's store. I believe you're mistaken about where you watched the flood.
livedit

Beckley, WV

#19 Mar 6, 2009
i was in the flood of 72. i was only 12 years old at the time.Accoville store was behind the tracks and Goodmans was where the store is now. the lil girl i played with perished along with her whole family. Lundale lost over 50 lives. And even tho its been all these years, i still have flash backs when i see high muddy water. But God blessed us to where we didn't lose any immediate family.
wonttell

Amherst, NH

#20 Mar 6, 2009
livedit wrote:
i was in the flood of 72. i was only 12 years old at the time.Accoville store was behind the tracks and Goodmans was where the store is now. the lil girl i played with perished along with her whole family. Lundale lost over 50 lives. And even tho its been all these years, i still have flash backs when i see high muddy water. But God blessed us to where we didn't lose any immediate family.
I was eleven yo and lived 7 houses away from the dam. We could see the dam from our front porch. We had to run from the flood waters and I saw the 3 forks houses crumble like dominoes.
Crown girl

Marietta, OH

#21 Mar 6, 2009
Goodmans Store was across the bridge, down from the old Buffalo Grade School. The bottom in front of Accoville Flat was empty, it had a baseball field where we used to play. The old company store was across from Buffalo Grade School, I remember going to that store many times. It also had Dr. Longs office attached to the side. There was a filling station on that side also. There was a store called Millers that set where the white house with green trim is now. A lot of changes came after the flood. A few of my friends died in the flood, and some moved away. It was a horrible day, one that nobody should have to live through.
bbgun

Beckley, WV

#22 Mar 8, 2009
i was six and i stood on accoville flat also.

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