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HEADLINES

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Tropical storm Fran is dummping several inches of rain on the region, and causing severe flooding problems.
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The weather has prompted a number of schools to close today, we'll tell you which school systems are effected.

Flooding


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Flooding is hitting the area for the second time this week.
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Scott Prince has been surveying the damage this morning and joins us.
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CLOSINGS


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The Flooding throughout the region has forced a number of schools to close this morning.
Here's a look at the list.

Roanoke-Preps


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Several counties are under a flash flood warning as Tropical Storm Fran charges her way in from North Carolina.
Heavy rain over all ready saturated ground means that flash flooding will continue through the morning hours.
With that in mind Jay Moore has this report on flood preparations in the Roanoke Valley.
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(( Forecasters say it's possible flooding from Fran could be as bad as it was in '85.
That had many residents packing up and moving out.
Some say they've learned from past experiences.
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((RANDALL MCCLURE: THE FIRST TIME I DIDN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. IT ONLY TAKES ONCE TO GET BIT AND LOSE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE. I'M OUTTA HERE. ))
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Other residents are glad they had advance warning, giving them time to move their belongings.
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((TERRY POWELL: 85 WE HAD IT UPSTAIRS. 92 WE HAD FOUR TO FIVE FOOT IN THE BASEMENT AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THIS IS GOING TO BE. ))
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The advance warning also allowed Roanoke officials to take to the streets in low lying areas.
Meter readers posted signs and warned residents of possible dangers.
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A local church is also preparing for the worse.
More than 100 members of the Hollins Road Baptist Church boarded up windows and put down sandbags.
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((REV. MARK WASHINGTON/HOLLINS ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: OUR MOTTO'S BEEN THAT AN OUNCE OR PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE. IF IT DOESN'T FLOOD AND WE HOPE AND PRAY IT DOESN'T WE FEEL LIKE WE DONE THE WISE THING AND THE RIGHT THING TO TRY TO PREPARE AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.))
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Emergency coordinators are encouraging those who live in low lying areas to evacuate.
A shelter has been set up at the Salem Civic Center for those who live in Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem, and Vinton.
For other parts of our viewing area there are shelters set up in the counties of Bedford, Henry, Highland and Rockbridge.

Fran


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All of this rain is coming from Tropical Storm Fran.
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The former Hurricane slammed into the North Carolina coast last night leaving at least nine dead and widespread damage in its wake.
The eye of the storm came ashore at Cape Fear with winds reaching 120 miles per hour.
It was downgraded to a tropical storm a little over an hour ago.
But Fran is still very dangerous, and is expected to dump several inches of rain on the region as it heads north.
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Roa-Flooding


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Hurricane Fran has been downgraded to a tropical storm, but that has not stopped the rain from pouring down on our area.
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Scott Prince has been out surveying the damage this morning.
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2-CLOSINGS


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The Flooding throughout the region has forced a number of schools to close this morning.
Here's a look at the list.
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We'll be back with the latest on flooding conditions.

2-Flooding


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What is now Tropical Storm Fran is now moving through parts of Virginia with heavy rain and high winds.
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Scott Prince has been out this morning surveying the damage...and has an update for us.
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3-CLOSINGS


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There are a number of schools that will not be closed today because of flooding conditions.
Here's a look at the list.

Southside-Flooding


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Emergency crews are evacuating families at this hour in Pittsylvania County.
The rescues are taking place by boat in the Fall Creek Community along Route 29.
Authorities are working to open a shelter, in the meantime residents are being sent to local motels.
High winds and rain have created other problems for Danville and Pittsylvania County including countless downed trees and power lines.
The story is much the same in Halifax County.
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Route 501 in Riverdale remains closed.
The high water is a result of heavy rain that fell earlier this week causing the Dan River to swell.
More rain could cause serious problems for Halifax County-- because of its downstream location from several bodies of water.
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At 7- AM, the Mary Bethune (BETH-OON) Complex in Halifax will open as a shelter for residents living in low lying areas.
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2-Roa-Flooding


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Flooding is hitting the area for the second time this week.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has been surveying the damage this morning and joins us.
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4-CLOSINGS


ANCHOR=Melanie
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Because of the rain and flooding a number of schools in the region will not hold classes today.
Here's a look at what systems will be closed today.

3-Fran


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Fran, the storm responsible for all this rain, was downgraded from a Hurricane to a tropical storm early this morning.
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Fran slammed into the North Carolina Coast last night, leaving at least nine dead and widespread damage in its wake.
The eye of the storm roared ashore at Cape Fear, with winds gusts of up to 120 miles an hour.
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Thousands of people in parts of the Carolinas lost power.
And early reports indicate North Carolina's coastal damage is extensive.
Forecasters say Fran remains a dangerous storm.
It's expected to dump four to eight inches of rain on the state as it heads north.
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4-Scores


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Chicago has fallen five and a-half games behind Central-leading St. Louis after losing to Philadelphia last night.
For a roundup of the scores from the ball parks let's check the numbers.
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