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WHITEWOOD, Va. – Officials said Thursday that 44 people unaccounted for following major flooding that damaged more than 100 homes in southwest Virginia have been located.

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Heavy rainfall Tuesday caused the flooding, which prompted Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin to declare a state of emergency on Wednesday. Several small communities in the area, which border West Virginia and Kentucky, were impacted by the floodwaters, according to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office.

Update 12:25 p.m. EDT July 14: At a news conference, Chief Deputy Eric Breeding of the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that authorities had located the last of 44 people who were unaccounted for following the flooding.

“Today we are happy to report that zero people are unaccounted for in the impact area,” he said Thursday. “Crews were out all night last night, and there were five crews out this morning, reaching to those in the flooded area that were reported missing on our hotline yesterday, and they were all located.”

He added that no fatalities were reported due to the flooding.

Update 9:20 a.m. EDT July 14: Officials with the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office told WFXR that 17 people remained unaccounted for Thursday morning following severe flooding in the area.

Earlier, authorities said loved ones were unable to account for 44 people, but officials stressed that the individuals were not considered missing.

“It means we are attempting to reach and locate the person and check on their wellbeing,” deputies said in a post on social media.

No fatalities have been reported, according to officials.

Original report: There are no confirmed deaths or injuries, authorities said Wednesday. Crews said that many of the missing people are due to loved ones having difficulty contacting family members they believe are still in the area, WDBJ-TV reported. Lack of telephone service is hampering efforts to contact residents, according to the television station.

“It doesn’t necessarily mean that they are in trouble or in danger,” Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Eric Breeding said at a news conference on Wednesday. “They’re just letting us know that we need to check on these people.”

“We are deeply saddened to learn that another flood has impacted a community still recovering from last year’s flood,” Youngkin said in a statement. “In the wake of the devastation, I want Virginians in Buchanan County to know that we are making every resource available to help those impacted by this storm.”

According to the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office, the flooding is concentrated in the Dismal River Road area of the county. Other areas affected included Patterson, Hale Creek, Pilgrim’s Knob, Whitewood and Jewell Valley, WSET-TV reported.

“A lot of roadways are blocked by landslides,” Virginia Department of Emergency Management’s Bill Chrimes said. “Bridges are washed out. It’s going to take time to get that access restored, make contact with everyone and make sure their basic needs are taken care of.”

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The number of missing people was expected to decrease as water rescue teams continued to search the area, The Associated Press reported.

U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith said that he was “committed to helping” the people affected by the flooding.

“My office and I have been monitoring the aftermath of this disaster,” Griffith said in a statement. “While in Washington for votes, I have spoken with Gov. Youngkin about the situation, and I have staff at the scene. I will continue to advocate for a response that meets the needs of the area. My heart is with the people of the county and the first responders on the ground.”