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7Pulaski-Flooding

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-112 /ROLLED FROM TRUCK
GRAPHIC=FLOODING


Severe weather is ripping through the state causing flooding, mudslides and power outages from the Alleghany Highlands to the New River Valley.
Bath County is one of the hardest hit regions.
Officals there are operating under a state of emergency after nearly 4 inches of rain fell overnight.
At least a dozen people have been evacuated in Hot Springs.
There have also been some evacuations in Pulaski County.
Tracy Altizer joins us with the latest.
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(rollcue: still weary from the snow storm)
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7Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# chryon
GRAPHIC=school information


And as you can imagine the flooding is causing some schools to close or delay opening this morning.
We also still have delays due to some remaining snow.
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7Weather


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Taking another look at the weather -
The rain is expected to continue throughout the morning.
It's going to be windy, and temperatures will drop into the 20s.
Rain will change to snow later today, although accumulation is little.
Winds will die down by tonight, temperatures in the mid teens.

55Pulaski-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE# with bath-flooding tape 95-107/ TRACY'S VO IS ROLLED FROM TRUCK
GRAPHIC=FLOODING


A severe winter storm is bearing down on Virginia, pounding the region with heavy rain and fierce winds.
Flooding, mudslides and power outages are reported from the Alleghany Highlands to the New River Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co.;


Bath County is one of the hardest hit regions.
Officals there are operating under a state of emergency after nearly 4 inches of rain fell overnight.
Roads, schools and county offices are closed, and in Hot Springs at least a dozen people have been evacuated.
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There have also been some evacuations in Pulaski.
Tracy Altizer joins us with the latest.
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(mel/Q and A -- What's the situation like out in the county?)



55Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# chryon
GRAPHIC=school information


And as you can imagine the flooding is causing some schools to close or delay opening this morning.
We also still have delays due to some remaining snow.
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55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Looking again at the weather - The rain is expected to continue throughout the morning, along with windy conditions.
Expect temperatures to drop serverly into the 20s.
Rain will change to snow later today, although accumulation is very slight.
Winds should die down by tonight, temperatures in the mid teens.
Tonight should cleawr up, but remain very cold, with temperatures in the low teens.

8FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
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TAPE# 95-107 & 95-112
GRAPHIC=Floods


After digging out from under several inches of snow last week, parts of the region are now trying to keep their head above water.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath County;


A severe storm is pounding the region with heavy rain and fierce winds.
Flooding, mudslides and power outages have been reported from the Alleghany Highlands to the New RIver Valley.
Route 220 in Alleghany County is closed.
Bath County is operating under a state of emergency after nearly 4 inches of rain fell overnight.
Roads, schools and county offices are closed.
The town of Hot Springs is under water forcing a number of evecuations.
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There have also been a number of evacuations in Pulaski.
After the snow the ground was so saturated today's rainfall just had no place to go. 7:55;09
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((IT CAME VERY QUICKLY, FLASH FLOOD IN A HURRY BECAUSE OF SNOW AND WATER THAT CAME QUICKLY. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN IT COMES THIS QUICKLY, NO I DON'T THINK I'VE EVER SEEN IT. ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City and County industries have been ordered to curtail water use because of debris blocking the intakes of the county and water supplies.
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Town and County residents have also been asked to conserve water.
Peek Creek in Pulaski has caused the largest problems.

8Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# chryon
GRAPHIC=school information


The flooding is causing some schools to close or delay opening this morning.
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8Shootings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# edit of 96-2
GRAPHIC=shooting


Two shootings in Campbell County last night have left one teenager dead, another in serious condition.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night;


Rescue crews were called to a home on Route 6-52 in the Gladys area of the county at about 8-30.
That's where they found 19- year- old Roger Vassar with a gunshot wound to the chest.
He died shortly after rescue crews arrived.
Minutes later, crews were called to another shooting just a few houses away.
A young boy had been shot in the neck.
He is hospitalized this morning in serious condition.
There is no word yet on suspects or whether the shootings are related.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
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Taking a look at the weather -
The rain and windy conditions are expected to continue throughout the morning.
Temperatures will drop into the 20s. Rain will change to snow later Winds will die down by tonight, temperatures in the mid teens. today, although there will be very slight.