A thunderstorm dumped about six inches of water in less than four hours in southern Lewis County and northeastern Braxton County Friday morning.
"The thunderstorm was narrow and continually formed over the same area where five counties come together," said Meteorologist John Victory of the National Weather Service.
The storm developed over Lewis, Braxton, Upshur, Webster, and Randolph counties, he said.
The towns of Walkersville and Wildcat in southern Lewis county and northeastern Braxton County were hit hardest with streams and creeks overflowing their banks, Victory said.
In Braxton County, the Falls Mill area had severe flooding, said Fred Thompson, Braxton County Emergency Services Director.
"We had one home with people who had to be evacuated," he said. "There was also a car stranded with a child and an adult inside who we had to get out."
Thompson's early assessment found about 13 homes that received damages and numerous bridges and roads that had been washed out from the Little Kanawha River.
Emergency services personnel in Upshur and Randolph counties reported no major problems with flooding.
Captain Ed Long of the Salvation Army issued a notice that families or individuals needing assistance due to the disaster may go to the Salvation Army in Buckhannon.
Those needing help can also contact the American Red Cross at 624-7689.
Staff writer Jennifer Biller can be reached at 626-1443.