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Fran loses it's strength after making landfall, but is now dumping heavy rain on our region.
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Coming up, we'll update you on the situation with of live reports.
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L'burg-Flooding


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Getting around in central Virginia is becoming increasingly difficult as the day wears on.
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High waters left several motorists stranded this morning, and the situation has grown worse over the past few hours.
Lynchburg authorities have blocked off several major roads including Lakeside Drive, forcing drivers to find an alternate route.
In Campbell County, there is only one route for floodwaters to get out of Timber Lake, and that's over the top of the partially rebuilt Timber Lake dam.
Crews had cut away part of the dam yesterday to allow the floodwaters to flow through.
The deluge has ended up downstream, covering Route 460, and blocking traffic in both directions at the Bedford- Campbell County line.
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Roanoke-Flooding


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Flooding in the Roanoke Valley has not been as severe... at least not yet.
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Scott Prince has been out in the rain all morning... he now joins us from the banks of the Roanoke River.
Are things looking a little calmer?
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They really are, Melanie... but looks can be deceiving.
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On the surface, it appears the Roanoke Valley has been spared somewhat... but it seems the worst is yet to come
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(( Fran came calling on the Roanoke Valley during the early morning hours... dumping heavy rain and wind gusts.
The main problem-- power outages.
At one point American Electric Power estimated that some 10- thousand customers lost electricity.
But flooding was kept to a minimum... as only a few streams and creeks jumped their banks.
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((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: WE'VE NOT HAD A LOT OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS THAT WE'VE HAD TO DEAL WITH THIS MORNING BEYOND THE NORMAL TYPE OF SITUATION. SO IT'S BEEN RELATIVELY CALM SO FAR.))
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But things could change in a hurry.
The Roanoke River is expected to crest to 18 feet tomorrow morning... possibly spelling disaster for homes and business along the banks.
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((JOE HERRON/SUPER SAVER GROCERY STORE: A LOT OF TROUBLE. A LOT OF WORK. WE HAVE TO START TAKING PRECAUTIONS WHICH IS BASICALLY WHAT WE DID LAST NIGHT. WE WERE EXPECTING IT LAST NIGHT SO WE DID ALL THE BOARDING UP WE COULD DO AND PULL STUFF OFF THE SHELVES. ))
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To give you some idea of what 18 feet means... the flood plain is at 10 feet.
Right now we're right around six feet... so tack on another 12 from what you're seeing right now... and that's what it will be like tomorrow morning.
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And as an historical perspective, during the flood of 1985... the river crested to 25 feet. ((QUESTION: SCOTT IF LOCAL RESIDENTS ARE AFRAID OF THE POTENTIAL FLOODING WHAT CAN THEY DO?))
Melanie, the best thing folks can do is get out... and go to a nearby shelter.
Here in the Roanoke Valley the biggest shelter is at the Salem Civic Center.
It's being run by the Red Cross
Most of the outlining counties have set up make shift shelters at various volunteer fire departments.

Pitts-Flooding


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Between two and five AM...
That's when Tropical Storm Fran hit the Southside with a fury.
Now that the storm has passed residents are left with clean- up not to mention a NEW threat.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us live from downtown Danville with the latest.
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The initial damage left by Tropical Storm Fran was masked by the night sky.
Once daylight began to emerge, the extent of damage became much more obvious.
Fall Creek was among the areas hardest hit-- rescue crews evacuated several families before daylight.
Besides flash flooding, the storm left thousands around the area without power.
In Danville-- about 80- percent of the city was in the dark.
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Flash flooding has also blocked countless roads around the city, as well as Pittsylvania and Halifax Counties.
Clean- up has already begun-- but for now it appears there's a new emphasis.
City officials are concerned by the Dan River.
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When News 7 at noon returns we'll have more on area flooding
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and we'll take a look at tropical storm Fran, who's dropping all this rain on the area.
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Fran


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Before dumping all this rain on Virginia, Fran slammed into the North Carolina Coast last night as a Category three hurricane.
The eye of the storm blew over Cape Fear, with 120 mile per hour winds.
In its wake it left 12 people dead, knocked out power to thousands and caused extensive coastal damage.
President Clinton has now declared the state a disaster area.
Dave Fehling files this report.
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Henry-Co-Flooding


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The storm has caused widespread flooding in Henry County. Some families have been forced to evacuate and many who remain in their homes this afternoon do not have power.
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As Reed Creek rose quickly this morning, homes along Cool Springs Road were inundated with muddy water.
Lillie Dent came in search of her grandson, who lives in one of the lowest homes along the creek.
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Elsewhere in Henry County, rivers and streams are out of their banks-- and many homes have been threatened by the high water.
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Monty-Flooding


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Residents in the eastern end of Montgomery County are also battling high water.
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The Alleghany Springs area has taken an especially severe hit.
Several police officers have been stranded along with the residents they were helping evacuate from Alleghany Mobile Home Park.
One man who just paid off his trailer YESTERDAY could only stand by and watch helplessly as water threatened it today.
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Many roads throughout the eastern end of the county are impassable.
Even route 4-60 between Elliston and Shawsville is covered with water.
The Red Cross is opening a shelter at Saint Paul United Methodist Church in Christiansburg.
Residents who need help evacuating should call 9-1-1.
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Salem-dam


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There may be a problem with a construction roadway over Mason's Creek at Interstate 81.
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A construction crew had diverted the creek by laying drainage pipe and putting in a temporary road across it... beneath the interstate.
The trouble is the temporary road is acting as a dam.
As the water level rises in Mason's Creek, fire and safety officials are concerned about residents downstream.
If the packed dirt and crushed stone give way, the rushing high water could cause more problems.
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Salem officials have begun evacuating Ramey's Mobile Home Park in Salem- -downstream from the interstate bridge.

Allen


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Governor George Allen has been following the action from the Executive Mansion in Richmond.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT'S ABOUT AS BAD AS YOU COULD EXPECT IT WOULD BE. DANVILLE -- I JUST KNEW DANVILLE WOULD BE A DISASTER. THE APPAMATTOX RIVER FOR EXAMPLE, THE FLOOD STAGE IS 16 FEET. WELL IT'S ALREADY AT 19 FEET, AND THAT'S BEFORE IT GETS ALL THE WATER FROM THE WESTERN AREAS. SO THE IMPACT OF THIS STORM -- OBVIOUSLY WE'RE STILL FEELING THE IMPACT OF IT HERE IN RICHMOND, ALTHOUGH IT PROBABLY WILL SUBSIDE IN A FEW HOURS. BUT IT'S GOING TO BE GOING UP THROUGH THE PIEDMONT, THROUGH THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AREA, AND UP INTO NORTHERN VIRGINIA. SO WE'RE NOT THROUGH WITH THIS YET.))
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The Governor says he's watching the Timberlake Dam in Lynchburg very closely.
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Still to come on the newscast we'll check in with Patrick for the latest weather information
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and we'll take a look at a festival that could not be deterred by the rains.
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Italian-Festival


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The wet weather did not stop the first Italian Festival of the Seven Hills.
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Organizers say they're determined to make a go of it, rain or shine, over the next three days.
Crews spent yesterday morning putting up rides and booths, and making the soggy landscape a little less treacherous.
From food to fireworks to live music, the festival offers a little something for everyone.
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Buscemi (boo-SEM-ee) says he expects more than 50 thousand people to make the trip to Forest throughout the festival.
The wet weather, however, could put a dent in those expectations.
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GROWIN-IT


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Today Patrick Evans tackles the flood AND fall lawn care.
Here's today's edition of Growin' It. GROWIN' IT SPONSOR BOARD
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Stocks


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Stocks are higher after the August unemployment report offered some unsettling news on inflation but failed to show an economy out of control.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 46 points.
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Still to come on News 7 at noon.
Patrick is here with sports--
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And Notre Dame has a tough time with a team they beat 41-0 last year.
Stay with us.
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Dame


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This weekend's college football schedule is off to a rousing start.
The Vanderbilt Commodores entertained Notre Dame last night.
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That's the lowly Vanderbilt Commodores who lost to Lou Holtz's team 41-to-nothing last year.
But this year's things were different as Notre Dame could only manage this 23 Jim Sanson field goal right before the half. 3-nothing Notre Dame at the break.
The Irish made it 6-to-nothing heading to the fourth, but on a 3 and 37, from midfield watch Damien Allen throw a 50 yard prayer to Todd Yoder.
The 6-5 receiver hauls it in for the score and a 7-to-6 Vandy lead.
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But Notre Dame has come back with a late score and they are able to win it 14-to-7.
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FFE


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With all the flooding many schools are postponing their football games.
We'll have a list of postponements at 5 and 6.
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