Remembering the 1977 flood, 35 years later

There are 7 comments on the Apr 4, 2012, Williamson Daily News Online story titled Remembering the 1977 flood, 35 years later. In it, Williamson Daily News Online reports that:

Submitted photo This aerial view photo taken in April 1977, displays the scope of the historic flood that struck the City of Williamson and all of Mingo County.

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“...my God IS Awesome...”

Since: Mar 09

Almost Heaven, WV

#1 Apr 4, 2012
I remember this day as well as the night before and weeks after

Had many meals with the precious people in the church on 5th ave...think it was the Episcople...not sure

Anyway, we waded mud almost a foot deep, it would literally suck the boots off your feet

The underpass took weeks to become passable

We were so blessed no one died, I have many personal photos I took
well

Charleston, WV

#2 Apr 4, 2012
1 person died in the 77 flood

“...my God IS Awesome...”

Since: Mar 09

Almost Heaven, WV

#3 Apr 4, 2012
well wrote:
1 person died in the 77 flood
I did not know that, where...I read the article and saw where there were quite a few deaths....just wondering where
In all these years that is the 1st time I've heard this
Young Then

Dingess, WV

#4 Apr 4, 2012
I remember how it rained so much before. It waashed out bridges, flooded roads with the creeks. The towns were doomed once it started raising so fast. Lost my grandmother's home, watched it wash down the river.
Whattheheck

France

#5 Apr 25, 2012
If you remember the 1977 flood then you remember my only daughter died from the flood. why would you people want to bring up such hurtful things as the flood. do you think anybody has fond memories of a disaster?
Remember

Williamson, WV

#6 Jul 23, 2012
I remember the '77 flood as well. I had family members who we could not get to for several days. I don't think Williamson was ever the same after that. I really don't think anyone here is saying they have "fond" memories of the flood. Nor do I think anyone meant any harm to (You) who lost someone in that terrible disaster. I am sorry for you loss. I am also sorry for all those who lost everything.
Country Girl

Fort Wayne, IN

#7 Jul 25, 2012
Remember wrote:
I remember the '77 flood as well. I had family members who we could not get to for several days. I don't think Williamson was ever the same after that. I really don't think anyone here is saying they have "fond" memories of the flood. Nor do I think anyone meant any harm to (You) who lost someone in that terrible disaster. I am sorry for you loss. I am also sorry for all those who lost everything.
I agree...No one is try to bring up bad memories......I just remember the flood being devastating to Williamson, the businesses there and the surrounding areas.

I don't the town has fully recovered from this disaster. Keep the faith!!

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