Watch a burning house float away in an epic flood
The video leaves us with a major cliffhanger: What happened after the house hit the bridge?
We don’t know — but we do know that a storm dumped up to nine inches of rain on parts of West Virginia (eight inches on White Sulphur Springs) during a 24-hour period leading up to Thursday night, which set the stage for this alarming vision. The floods prompted a state of emergency in several counties around the state and caused at least four deaths.
From Paris to Houston, we’ve witnessed more than the world’s fair share of formidable floods in recent months, from the devastating to the truly surreal. Case in point: Earlier this week, a D.C. subway station escalator essentially turned into a waterfall after extensive rainfall in the area. Though it’s hard to pin the blame for any one extreme weather event on climate change, a shifting climate means heavier deluges in some areas and longer dry spells in others. Looks like West Virginia is getting a whole lot of the former.
Hey, can we at least take a raincheck for the apocalypse?