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Hurricane Isabel makes landfall. The heart of the storm heads for Virginia.
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We'll have the story from Richmond and Lynchburg, and a LIVE report from the coast at Virginia Beach.

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Isabel remains right on the forecast track which means several inches of rain overnight with damaging winds already being reported. [Open]
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More than a million customers already without power, as Hurricane Isabel roars ashore.
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And the worst may be far from over in Virginia, where the center of the storm has yet to arrive.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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What's left of Isabel's eye is poised just below the Virginia-North Carolina border.
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The storm hit the Outer Banks of North Carolina early this afternoon.
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A storm surge of at least 5 to 6 feet sloshed across roads and altered the landscape. Sand dunes assaulted by waves momentarily disappeared under whitewater. On many streets debris replaced tourists. The National Hurricane Center says Isabel delivered sustained winds of 100-miles an hour. It's expected to weaken as it moves inland.
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Hurricane force winds are now battering the oceanfront at Virginia Beach.
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Isabel is spitting out debris, peeling off shingles, and leave its mark on Hampton Roads.
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Meghan Muldoon is Virginia Beach, where the winds are howling.
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The storm is beginning to cause some trouble in this end of the state.
The power's out in parts of Goodview and Stewartsville in Bedford County.
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A tree came down in the 900 block of Winona Avenue in Roanoke this afternoon.
The growl of chain saws could be a common sound over the next day or two, as more roots give way in the saturated soil.
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The number of Virginians in the dark at this hour has grown to more than a million. Another seven thousand people are currently in shelters. Justin McLeod has an update on the state's response from Richmond.
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The wind and rain have arrived in central Virginia.. how much damage they'll cause is still a question.
Emergency leaders there say they're ready for whatever happens.. and that residents should be, too.
Steve Smallshaw is following the storm from Lynchburg.
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(( By the time the outer fringes of Isabel touched in central Virginia, her arrival was already front-page news.
For school children, it meant a shortened day as most area schools dismissed early to beat the rain and wind.
For emergency officials, though, it promises to be a long night as they stand by to accept whatever Isabel delivers.
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((KIMBALLY PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, STAY WITH THEIR FAMILY OR FRIENDS, STAY IN THEIR HOMES, STAY OFF THE STREETS TONIGHT AND MAKE SURE THEY'VE GOT THE FLASHLIGHTS AND WATER AND FOOD AND JUST WAIT THIS THING OUT. WITH ANY LUCK BY THIS TIME TOMORROW IT'LL BE OVER, THE SKY WILL BE BLUE AGAIN AND WE'LL JUST BE PICKING UP AND CLEANING UP.))
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: I CAN ASSURE ALL CITIZENS THAT WE ARE WELL PREPARED FOR THIS. WE'RE HOPING THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS WITH MINIMAL AMOUNTS OF DAMAGE, BUT WE ARE PREPARED REGARDLESS OF WHAT'S GOING TO OCCUR.))
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If a steak dinner is not what Appomattox County folks are looking for tonight, they can get a cot and a meal at the local community center.. where officials have set up a shelter as a safe port in this storm.
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((RANDY WILLIAMS/APPOMATTOX CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: IF THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE IN DANGER OR IF SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO THEIR HOME, TO COME IN. WE'LL BE PROVIDING A PLACE TO STAY FOR THE NIGHT.))
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Lynchburg's non-emergency number.. 8-5-6-C-I-T-Y.. will be open 24 hours for citizens to report problems and get information.
Other than that, officials urge everyone to stay home and stay calm.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))
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Still ahead, Isabel forces Miss Virginia's hometown band to hurry up its travel plans.
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But there is still no schedule change in Blacksburg. Mike and Travis will join us from Lane Stadium.
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One thing that is still one tonight is the Virginia Tech- Texas A&M game. But it too is being affected by the weather.
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Mike Stevens has more on that from Lane Stadium.
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The threat of high wind and heavy rain convinced many schools to send students home early this afternoon.
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More than three dozen school systems shut down early in anticipation of Isabel's wind and rain. Some parents of elementary school students were glad to have a few extra minutes to pick up their kids.
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((I THINK WITH THE TRAFFIC AND THE RAIN IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO LET THEM GO AHEAD, SO NOBODY WILL BE IN A BIG HURRY PICKING THEM UP.)) ((I THINK IT'S GREAT BECAUSE THERE'S A TECH GAME TONIGHT, AND WE CAN LEAVE ON TIME. ))
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Some school systems have already announced they will not hold classes tomorrow. We'll show that list again later on tonight
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[Take WDBJ Web FS] and you can find a full list of closings any time on our website at WDBJ7.com
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Another big rally on Wall Street sent the Dow and Nasdaq to their highest levels in more than a year. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 113, Nasdaq up 26.
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There are more problems for the Radford police department tonight.
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Nearly two-dozen Radford police officers are now SUING the department for unpaid overtime. The officers filed the lawsuit today in federal court in Roanoke. Their attorney says they've made several attempts over the past eight months to resolve the matter, but never got a response.
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The police department is already under investigation for a complaint filed late last month. City attorney, Sara Kirby, says she need time to review the lawsuit before making any comment.

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Someone in the Lynchburg area became a millionaire- -18 times over- -last night. The Kroger store on Boonesboro Road sold a Lotto South ticket that matched all six winning numbers. It was the only one in last night's drawing to match the winning combination of numbers. That makes it worth about 18-million dollars. So far, the winner has not come forward, yet. The store gets a 25-thousand dollar bonus for selling the winning ticket.

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The game is still on in Blacksburg.
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Travis Wells is braving the rains at Lane Stadium.
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We've already seen in Blacksburg that the weather conditions are getting worse by the moment, but even before Isabel arrived Texas A&M were in for battle.
Travis Wells has more from Lane Stadium.
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[WEATHER] [6PM WEATHER] [09/18/2003] [SS NONE]
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Everyone's talking about Isabel, but NANCY's on the minds of people in Henry County.
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Members of Laurel Park High School's marching band are playing beat-the-hurricane so they can cheer on Miss Virginia Nancy Redd in the Miss America pageant this weekend.
They left today -- 12 hours earlier than planned -- to drive to Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The 55 students will play in a parade to support Redd -- a 1999 Laurel Park graduate.
They'll also be in the audience when she competes for the crown.
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((WE'LL BE SCREAMING AND YELLING FOR HER WHILE WE'RE UP THERE. WE'LL BE THE LOUDEST ONES UP THERE. SO EVERYBODY WILL BE ABLE TO HEAR US ON TV. ))
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Redd's already getting attention at the pageant.
Last night, she won the preliminary swimsuit competition ... and the 2-thousand dollar scholarship that goes with it.
More than 500 people from Henry County will be in the audience Saturday night, when Redd competes for the Miss America title.
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