Richwood, West Virginia
Historic 2016 Flood
Torrential rains and a rising Cherry River in June 2016 sent a flood of water roaring through Richwood, West Virginia, washing out homes, schools, roads and streets. Afterwards, LeadersLink partnered Mayor Bob Henry Baber with former Vernonia, Oregon Mayor Tony Hyde, who led that community through disastrous flooding twice – as mayor in 1996 and as county commissioner in 2007. The men have had multiple conversations, Hyde sharing advice based on his community’s remarkable recovery.