At least 14 dead in West Virginia flooding, governor says

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At least 14 people have lost their lives in floodwaters raging through West Virginia, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin said at a news conference Friday.

Trees and power lines fell as heavy thunderstorms sent creeks and rivers out of their banks, leaving many stranded residents waiting to be rescued.

Forty-four counties declared a state of emergency Thursday night, primarily in the southeastern part of West Virginia. Officials say Elkview, Clendenin and Frame have been hit the hardest by the floodwaters.

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