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Buffalo Creek Disaster
Community Alert Online
The most destructive flood in West Virginia history occurred after a coal
impoundment structure collapsed on a Buffalo Creek tributary, killing 125 people, injuring 1,100, and leaving over 4,000 homeless.
The Coal Impoundment Location and Information System partners with
Community Alert Online ; offering
comprehensive ways for administrators and emergency personnel in Ohio
County, WV to quickly send emergency information to community members
via e-mail, cell phone text messaging, and the Internet.