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SUPER=@Jean1;
SUPER=@Robin1;
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ANCHOR=Jean


Good Evening. We are breaking away from tennis for just a few minutes to bring you the latest weather information.
One fatality now attributed to the flooding- A Highland County woman was killed trying to cross a flooded creek in an all terrain vehicle.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy Skies/Wind:West-15mph/65-70/Partly Sunny/Wind:SW-10mph/80-85;
SUPER=331-Slow Clearing/Wind:West-15mph/64-68/Partly Sunny/And Warm/84-86;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/60-65/Partly Sunny/And Warmer/80-85;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Winds Diminish/65-70/Partly Sunny/Wind:SW-10mph/80-85;
SUPER=334-Clouds With A/Few Showers/60-63/Cloudy Skies/Light Winds/74-78;
SUPER=X5001;


5-State-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-26
GRAPHIC=flooding


State emergency officials are counting the disasters: besides one fatality, groups in Montgomery County and Elkton are stranded by flood waters, 413-thousand Virginia Power customers without power in central and eastern Virginia, 15 primary and 253 secondary roads closed, and 35 shelters are open.
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SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


The major concern at the emergency operations center is the potential of evening flash floods in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
But there's some good news.
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((THE GOOD THING ABOUT ALL OF IT IS THE WINDS SHIFTED A LITTLE FURTHER EAST THAN THE ORIGINAL FORECAST. THAT PUT MORE OF THE WATER OVER THE PIEDMONT, THE FLAT AREAS, THAN BACK IN THE MOUNTAINS. WE ESSENTIALLY HAVE BEEN SPARED IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND ON THE COAST.))
SUPER=01-Michael Cline/Va. Emergency Services;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor Allen has requested a Presidential major disaster declaration.
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5-Roanoke-Flood


ANCHOR=JEan
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=SPR
TAPE#596-23


Parts of the Roanoke VALLEY are starting to see some high water.
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Scott Prince has been keeping a close eye on the area since the early morning hours... and he now joins us from the banks of the Roanoke River.
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;


Jean, the Roanoke River is suppose to crest at 18 feet tomorrow morning.
That could cause some serious damage to a great number of folks along the river in the next 12 hours or so.
But flooding has already begun in Salem.
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SUPER=03-Salem;
SUPER=07-Bryan Booth;
RUNS=:55
OUT Q=few hours.

(( This was the scene just a few hours ago at the intersection of Mill Lane and West Riverside Drive in Salem.
The Roanoke River jumped its banks around noon... and the situation is getting progressively worse.
Even still... some of those who live in the area say they hope to wait it out.
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IN Q=Last time

((BRYAN BOOTH: LAST TIME IT FLOODED WAS IN JANUARY WHEN ALL THE SNOW MELTED AND IT WAS UP FURTHER THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW, SO I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT TOO MUCH UNTIL IT GETS UP TO THE TOP OF MY DRIVEWAY. THEN WE'LL BE LEAVING. ))
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It looked like even more Salem residents would have to leave their homes this afternoon.
Folks living in the Salem Mobile Home Park and Ramey's Mobile Home Park had to be moved to higher ground.
A construction bridge on the Interstate had broken... sending a surplus of water down Mason's Creek.
Officials said the move was strictly a precaution... and everyone was allowed to return to their homes in a few hours.))
LIVE=SCOTT FULL
SUPER=22-Roanoke;


Coming up on News- 7 at six, we'll take a closer look at the potential flooding inside the Roanoke City limits.
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But right now we'll send it over to Teresa Hamilton who has an update on the flooding in Southside.

5-Southside-Flood


ANCHOR=scott
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=dal
TAPE#596-25 rolled from truck
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Teresa Hamilton is in Halifax County where it is gearing up for Round Two.
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=06-Halifax Co.;
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Capt. Douglas Gilmore/Danville Salvation Army; :26
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services; :46
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=record flood.
LIVE=teresa full
SUPER=06-Halifax Co.;
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5-central-Flood


ANCHOR=tersea
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-36
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ANCHOR=steve


Everyone here says the best thing about this storm is the advance warning they had for it...
LIVE=Steve/Full
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=22-Lynchburg;


and that especially paid off for residents of the Timber Lake subdivision in Campbell County, who learned that the best defense is a good offense.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :04
SUPER=01-Doug Washington/Timberlake Homeowners Association; :26
SUPER=01-Barry Martin/Lynchburg Emergency Operations; 49
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OUT Q=the city waking up.


(( The winds of Hurricane Fran may be gone, but the air over Timber Lake still stirs with the sighs of relief from residents today.
With the storm bearing down on Virginia, engineers chose to cut a channel through the dam to let the expected excess water flow through.
The gamble paid off... and residents today were rewarded with the sight of their dam still intact.. a short fourteen months after the original was destroyed.
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SOT 9:14:19
IN Q=I think we

((DOUG WASHINGTON/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION: I THINK WE WOULD HAVE HAD A MORE SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF EROSION ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DAM. AS IT WAS, THE CORE HELD UP BEAUTIFULLY, VERY LITTLE EROSION, OF COURSE THE CHANNEL THAT WE CUT WAS CUT A LITTLE BIT DEEPER.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=little bit deeper.


In Lynchburg, emergency crews had spent the past few days getting ready for the storm.
They got an extra bonus when Fran arrived a few hours earlier than expected.
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SOT 9:51:48
IN Q=People home

((BARRY MARTIN/LYNCHBURG EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COORDINATOR: PEOPLE HOME IN THE BED, WORK CREWS AND CITY PUBLIC SAFETY WERE ABLE TO RESPOND AND WORK THE STREETS, AND PUT BARRICADES UP, CLEAR STORM DRAINS AND GET WARNINGS READY PRIOR TO THE CITY WAKING UP.))
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LIVE=steve
SUPER=22-Lynchburg;


Lynchburg authorities are still keeping a close eye on the James River, which is expected to crest a few feet above flood stage early tomorrow.
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Other than that, things are slowly drying off and returning to normal. Jean?

5-NRV-Flooding


ANCHOR=JEan
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=flooding


In Montgomery County, the raging south fork of the Roanoke River has forced dozens of evacuations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Hardest hit has been the Alleghany Springs area.
Several deputies and state police officers have been stranded all day with more than 50 residents they helped evacuate from a mobile home park.
And just a couple of hours ago, police had to close route 11 at Lafayette.
Several residents there were also forced from their homes.
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SOT 18:29:48
IN Q=

((BETTY HALL/FLOOD VICTIM: WE TRIED TO GET EVERYTHING UP HIGH, WE DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO BE THIS BAD. YOU KNOW WE EXPECTED IT TO BE IN THE HOUSE BUT NOT UP HIGH IN THE HOUSE. BUT I BELIEVE IT'S GONNA DO MORE DAMAMGE THAN IT'S EVER DONE BEFORE. ))
SUPER=01-Betty Hall/Flood Victim;
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OUT Q=ever done before.
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VO-NAT


The principal of Shawsville Elementary School is also stranded, as water continues to lap around the building.
Though there have been some dramatic rescues today, authorities have not reported any injuries.
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5-R'Bridge-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=Five
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#596-27

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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.


Fran rushed through Rockbridge County without the predicted fanfare.
High waters closed roads, but the county has dodged serious flood damage.
One of the county's trouble spots was Collierstown.
Buffalo creek climbed out of its banks making travel treacherous on route 251.
The South River section of the county was also off limits.
County officials say no one was seriously injured.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy Skies/Wind:West-15mph/65-70/Partly Sunny/Wind:SW-10mph/80-85;
SUPER=331-Slow Clearing/Wind:West-15mph/64-68/Partly Sunny/And Warm/84-86;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/60-65/Partly Sunny/And Warmer/80-85;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Winds Diminish/65-70/Partly Sunny/Wind:SW-10mph/80-85;
SUPER=334-Clouds With A/Few Showers/60-63/Cloudy Skies/Light Winds/74-78;
SUPER=X5001;
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#tease 3
GRAPHIC=NONE




Anchor=Connie



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