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BREAKING: 40 People Missing After Flood Strikes Rural Virginia

Buchanan County, VA – Forty people are missing on Wednesday after a severe storm struck the far southwest corner of Virginia overnight and caused massive floods.

Officials held a news conference on July 13 and said authorities did not yet have any confirmed fatalities but said there were at least 40 Buchanan County residents who remained unaccounted for, ABC News reported.

Numerous buildings and vehicles were swept away by the flood.

Search and rescue efforts were ongoing as the flood waters receded on Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia State Police, as well as law enforcement officers from multiple other agencies, have responded to the scene to assist, ABC News reported.

Buchanan County is in the farthest southwestern tip of the state and is bordered by West Virginia and Kentucky.

Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin has declared a state of emergency.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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