WELCH, W.Va. (AP) -- Thunderstorms that moved into central West Virginia killed at least one person and created the potential for more misery in a region trying to recover from last week's deadly floods.
Edward Jordan, 81, was killed Tuesday when a vehicle driven by his 68-year-old wife, Velma, hydroplaned after hitting water pouring off a hillside in Webster County, said State Police Senior Trooper J.C. Powers.
Velma Jordan was being treated at a hospital.
Also Tuesday, a woman and her toddler were killed in Nicholas County when their vehicle ran off the road. Officials could not say if that accident was related to severe weather.
Nine people have died in West Virginia since 5 inches of rain fell on the region within a six-hour period last week. Four others were missing.
"We have several counties reporting minor flooding, roads closed, some minor home damage," said Paul Howard with the state Office of Emergency Services.
The National Weather Service predicted another round of heavy showers for Wednesday, with a flood watch extended for 24 counties.
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