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Jeanne leads to rescues, evacuations, closures and heartache.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]

We'll wrap up the results of a day of severe weather and check the forecast for a break.

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In sports, the Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for sixth ranked West Virginia this Saturday
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as the Frank Beamer's team is motivated to end a two year losing streak to the Mountaineers.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]
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If we can make it through the evening without any wind damage, we should be in better shape. The forecast features sunshine and drier conditions.
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News 7 is next.
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What's left of Hurricane Jeanne leaves her mark on Southwest and Southside Virginia.
Floodwaters killed at least one person and stranded dozens today.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith is off tonight.

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The view from the sky late this afternoon showed broad stretches of water the color of coffee with a lot of cream.

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As the Roanoke River poured into Victory Stadium and over the streets in that part of the city, it brought back memories of the flood of 1985.
Anyone who was alive then and flew over Salem today might be forgiven for thinking the same thing.
Closer to its source in Montgomery County, the torrent of water reminded people there of flooding some 35 years ago.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The rain has stopped, but waters are still raging, especially along the Roanoke River.
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That is where we find Justin McLeod. He's live at Wasena Park. Justin, what's the latest.
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((ROLLCUE:...This is one of many place along the river that saw problems today.))
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((((NAT SOUND OF ROANOKE RIVER on eller flooding tape at 5:54))
The Roanoke River is prone to flooding, but this bad?
This is probably the worst we've seen it more than a year and the pictures prove it. (shots of river eller flooding at 7:04)
Many roadways around Victory Stadium were completely under water.
Franklin Road also saw plenty of flooding and even mudslides. (eller flooding 4:37)
You can see in these aerials, all the buildings that are now under water. (afternoon flooding tape at 10:28 also 6:22)
Many vehicles had to be moved out like this one from the National Guard Armory on Reserve Ave. (reserve ave tape 9:55:35)
As a result, some bridges had to be turned into make shift parking lots. (eller flooding 11:28)
The high waters also prompted evacuations like the one here at Ramada Inn on Franklin Road. (eller flooding 8:31)
As you can see, water was even flowing through the walkways. (eller flodding 9:37)
Many others like the employees here at Blue Ridge Tire Warehouse (afternoon flooding tape at 2:34) had to be rescued by boat. (afternoon flooding tape 5:34)
Scenes like this were abundant throughout the day. (another resuce afternoon flooding at 1:34)
Everyone however got out safely.
As a precaution, Roanoke Memorial Hospital evacuated kids from the nearby Honeytree daycare because of access issues. (HONEYTREE TAPE)
The hospital itself is so far in good shape.
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((ERIC EARNHART/CARILION SPOKESPERSON: WE'VE PUT IN EXTRA FLOOD BARRIERS THAT WERE NOT THERE IN 1985. WE'VE GOT PLENTY OF ROOM LEFT IF THE RIVER SHOULD COME UP FURTHER BUT WE'RE HOPEFUL, IT IS DONE WHAT IT IS GOING TO DO.)) [Runs12]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Many are thankful the rain has stopped, so when will the rivers stop rising?
[TOSS ACROSS=Shannon & Robin/WXCENTER]


For more on what's happening on the Roanoke River and at Smith Mountain Lake, let's talk to meteorlogist Robin Reed.
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]RIVER WARNINGS SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE

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[Salem-Flooding]


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The sun came out late today but, that's of little help to flood victims along the Roanoke River.
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Susan Bahorich is near Main Street in Salem. Susan?
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((ROLLCUE:...waiting to see what's next.))
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[Patrick-Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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A Dry Pond woman is believed to have drowned in floodwaters from Sandy Creek. The Patrick County Sheriff's Department says the body of 51-year old Katherine L. Smith was found in an outhouse that had been washed about 150-yards downstream. A mobile home had also been dislodged. Smith is believed to have drowned. The Sheriff says Sandy Creek rose to approximately 10 feet and overflowed its banks.

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There are a few school announcements for tonight and tomorrow. We'll bring you those in just a moment.
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Dozens of roads are closed across Southwest Virginia.
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FS]
You can find a list of reported closings on our website at WDBJ7-dot-com [TAKE VDOT FS]
You can also call V-DOT's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Still ahead on News 7, much more on today's dangerous weather, including a report from Pittsylvania County where strong winds damaged homes.
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[COMMERCIAL]
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Folks in Montgomery County have been battling high water all day... many are still unable to return to their homes.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joins us from along the Roanoke River in Montgomery County.
What's the situation now Rachel?
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((ROLLCUE:...it's been a long day for people in Montgomery Co.))
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[Ironto]


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Elsewhere in Montgomery County, a truck driver found out the hard way that driving through flooded roadways is not only dangerous, but COSTLY.
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Rising waters along the North Fork area in Ironto forced the closure of the road and bridge that lead through Ellett Valley and connect the area to Blacksburg. Water had risen to the top of mailboxes. V-DOT closed the road when one truck driver decided to ignore the warning signs and drive through it anyway.
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[VO NAT CON'T :03] The driver was stopped and ticketed on the spot.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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In Roanoke County mudslides caused problems.
Six mudslides blocked parts of Route 221 and Bent Mountain Road in the Cave Spring area.
V-Dot even used plows to remove water, rocks and mud.
Flash flooding forced some motorists like this one in Clearbrook to abandon their cars.
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For all the flooding, some people will remember Jeanne for a stormy awakening.
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Joe McDaniel was asleep inside his Pittsylvania County home when strong winds roared through shortly after five this morning. He thinks it was a tornado, although there is no confirmation. Either way, the winds quickly destroyed his Dry Fork area home and almost all of his belongings.
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((JOE MCDANIEL/STORM VICTIM: IN FIVE SECONDS, YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH TIME TO THINK ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING. THIS JUST HAPPENED SO QUICKLY, I WAS AMAZED I WAS STILL ALIVE.))
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The storm knocked down trees and damaged several other buildings in the area. A National Weather Service team will visit the area to determine if the storm was indeed a tornado.
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[Stocks]


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Some stability in oil prices and an improved outlook for Caterpillar sent stocks higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW rose 89 points today.
The NASDAQ gained ten.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Burrow]


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A former State Finance Secretary says he would not have released more than 4 million dollars for the National D-Day Memorial if he had known that the memorial foundation was matching the contribution with a two-day bank loan.
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Ron Tillett served as Secretary of Finance under Governor Jim Gilmore.
He testified at the fraud trial of former Foundation President Richard Burrow today.
Tillett said the foundation's actions were not consistent with the proposal presented to state officials, but he also acknowledged that budget language did not expressly prohibit the use of a bridge loan.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The prosecution could wrap up its case against Burrow tomorrow.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
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Sixth ranked West Virginia comes to Blacksburg this weekend
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and the Hokies will be ready to take back the Black Diamond trophy that the Mountaineers have had for two years.
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[S-Hokies]


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are still favored to beat unbeaten West Virginia on Saturday. That lack of respect is certain to give the 6th ranked Mountaineers some extra motivation - something Mike Stevens says they already had plenty of.
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