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Steve-Live

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TAPE# 96-69
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath
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Good evening,
I'm Connie Stevens, sitting in for Ron Jones, now on assignment.
We'll come back to tennis momentarily but first we've got an update on flooding conditions around the region.
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The most serious damage has of course occurred in Danville and Pittsylvania County-- where state and federal officials flew in today to survey the after-effects.
The Dan River is the culprit there-- it crested this morning at near-record flood levels.
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Steve Smallshaw joins us now, from the Danville Airport with the latest.
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Denise-Live


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WRITER=dal
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Danville residents are still feeling the impact of tropical storm Fran.
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Some businesses are remian closed and many residents are still without power.
Federal officials toured the area again today so some help may soon be on the way.
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SUPER=01-Edward Richardson/Mt. Carmel Baptist Church; :22
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services; :46
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(( For the second time in a week flood waters rocked the Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
And for the second time in as many day Governor George Allen visited the Water Street church.
This time FEMA officials, Senator John Warner and Senator Chuck Robb joined him in assessing the damage in Danville.
Everything inside the church was a total loss.
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((EDWARD RICHARDSON/MT CARMEL BAPTIST CHURCH: A CHURCH THAT'S TOTALED. THE MAIN SANCTUARY THAT'S TOTALLY DESTROYED. HOUSES THAT'S FULL OF WATER AGAIN. LOOKS LIKE JUST A REPEAT OF THURSDAY NIGHT.))
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The flood waters are receeding, but two main thoroughfares, River Street and Goodyear Blvd., are still closed.
And five to six thousands homes in the city are still without power.
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((DOUG YOUNG/DANVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES: WE'VE MADE ARRANGEMENTS WITH FOUR DIFFERENT LOCALITIES IN TENNESSEE AND PARTS OF SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA AND THEY GAVE US SIX CREWS AND THEY GOT HERE AT MIDNIGHT. THEY'VE BEEN BRIEFED AND THEY'RE OUT AND A BOUT RIGHT NOW.))
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Live=Denise Full/Starlink


Doug Young says it will probably be several days before electricity is restored to all Danville residents.
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And Connie, officials say they expect all roads in the city will be open by tonight.

Death-Toll


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Hurricane Fran is to blame for 21 deaths-- including a woman in Highland County.
53-year-old Selma Botkin was killed when the all-terrain vehicle she was driving was swept away in flood waters yesterday afternoon.
Another death occurred in Fairfax, in Northern Virginia.
The count includes another 16 deaths in North Carolina-- four were reported today, plus another two in South Carolina and two in West Virginia.

Close


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


To recap-- parts of southside will receive individual and business financial assistance through a federal disaster declaration.
Also, the state has set up a system for people to offer and receive
SUPER=45-Flood Relief Donations/1-800-747-8920;

donations and assistance--
You can call 1-800-747-8920, to give or receive help from charitable and community service organizations.
ANCHOR=Connie
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That's it for this News 7 UPDATE.
We'll have the complete news and weather...coming up on News 7 at ELEVEN, Thanks for watching. right after the football game.