Beckley, WV
Sunday, October 22, 2017


Welcome to the Distasters news directory for disaster-related information at West Virginia Explorer. Herein you'll find news coverage and stories that concern past and present disasters in West Virginia.

Cheat River, Preston County, Allegheny Highlands Region

The day they “knocked a hole” in the Cheat River

The strange story of the "day they knocked a hole in the Cheat River" has been passed down as one of West Virginia's obscure...
Thunder Buttress at Beauty Mountain, Fayette County, New River Gorge Region

Trail, climbing areas reopen after New River Gorge fire

LANSING, W.Va. -- The Endless Wall Trail and adjacent climbing access areas above the New River south of the New River Gorge Bridge have...
Smoke wreaths Idol Point, New River Gorge, New River Gorge National River

Forest fire burning southeast of New River Gorge Bridge

UPDATE (9:47 a.m., 4-24-2014): The fire that swept the wall of the New River Gorge southeast of the New River Gorge Bridge was 90...