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7HALIFAX-FLOODING

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-69
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


The Dan River crested Sunday morning... but the clean up is still days away.
41-hundred Virginia Power customers in and around Halifax County are STILL without electricity.
Denise Allen has more from southside.
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SOT
IN Q=For many
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Staley Epps/South Boston Resident; :12
SUPER=01-Debbie Ellington/Franklin Garage Owner; :36
SUPER=01-Robert Burns/Climate Control Inc.; 1:01
SUPER=01-Patrick Gould/Virginia Power; 1:20
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:36
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=NEWS 7

((For many the Dan River is like an unwanted house guest that won't leave.
Flood waters are still up in South Boston and Halifax County, keeping residents from cleaning up after tropical storm Fran.
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SOT11:57:01
IN Q=the only thing

((STALEY EPPS/SOUTH BOSTON RESIDENT: THE ONLY THING I WAS ABLE TO SAVE WAS MY DOG AND I GOT A BOAT AND WENT BACK AND GOT MY CAT OUT ON THE WATER. OTHER THAN THAT I LOST EVERYTHING.))
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OUT Q=i lost everything


If Fran hit you hard, chances are you'll need an insurance agent.
But if you deal with Hudson Insurance, Fran beat you there.
Actually this business was lucky, water damage there was minimal.
But the owners of Franklin Garage didn't fare as well.
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SOT 12:32:54
IN Q=we didn't get

((DEBBIE ELLINGTON/FRANKLIN GARAGE OWNERS WE DIDN'T GET MUCH DONE FRIDAY, OTHER THAN MOVING OUT AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S GOING TO RECEDE ENOUGH FOR US TO GET BACK IN BUSINESS TOMORROW. THAT'S OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IS NOT BEING HERE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS THAT NEED US.))
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OUT Q=that need us
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SOT 11:40:25
IN Q=nat sot

(( ))
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Workers at Climate Control are still trying to keep Fran out.
The dyke protecting the business gave way early this morning.
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SOT 12:14:19
IN Q=the bank was

((ROBERT BURNS/CLIMATE CONTROL INC.: THE BANK WAS GIVING A WAY THERE AND WE PUT SAND AND DIRT THERE YESTERDAY. SO WE'RE BUILDING IT ON UP TO KEEP IT FROM COLLAPSING AND THE WATER FROM GOING INSIDE THE BUILDING.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=inside the building


Flood waters are keeping the power companies from trouble spots.
Crews are coming from as far away as Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, to help Virginia Power.
But it still could be days before many residents will be able to turn on the lights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:35:28
IN Q=as we're putting

((PATRICK GOULD/VIRGINIA POWER: AS WE'RE PUTTING THE LINES BACK UP WE'RE DISCOVERING MORE AND MORE DAMAGE TO OUR EQUIPMENT. SO THE PACE IS SLOWER AND WE NEED MORE CONTRACTORS. WE EXPECT AT LEAST ANOTHER COUPLE OR THREE DAYS TO GET ALL OUR CUSTOMERS BACK ON.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=customers back on


Patrick Gould says by Tuesday 95-percent of their customers should have their service restored.
Owners of the Franklin Garage hope to be back in business by Wednesday.
And Staley Epps hopes the government will help him get back on his feet.
Denise Allen News 7.))

7BV-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=flood aftermath


Buena Vista escaped the wrath of Fran.
The city was prepared to be hit, but the storm never packed the wallop residents were expecting.
Buena Vista has been rocked by flooding several times in the last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/June 1995;


In the summer of '95 the city was hit by BACK to BACK floods.
High waters tore up roads and left many homeless.
SUPER=04-Friday;


This weekend several streets flooded, but officials say it wasn't even close to what they experienced in recent floods.
And if high waters do come, officials say Buena Vista's flood wall will provide some protection.
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SOT 13:18:35
IN Q=the levy being

((RICHARD FLORA/BUENA VISTA CITY MGR: THE LEVY BEING THERE HAS GIVEN SOME PEOPLE A LITTLE COMFORT AND IT WOULD GIVE US PROTECTION. IT ISN'T COMPLETED SO THE WATER WOULD STILL BACK UP THROUGH THE INTERIOR STREAM. BUT AS FAR AS THE RIVER IT WOULD NOT GET TWO US.))
SUPER=01-Richard Flora/Buena Vista City Mgr.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=get two us
ANCHOR=RON
SS=None


Flora says the flood wall will be 90-percent complete by November.
He says the wall and levy will be operational by that time.

7Closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School Information


Several school systems are closed today as folks continue to recover from weekend flooding.
They include the counties of:
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Augusta and
Halifax,
Pendleton County- West Virginia, and
Pittsylvania County.

7weather


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Taking a look at the forecast,
Areas of morning fog should give way to a partly sunny day.
We do have a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80's.
Lows tonight will get down into the 60s.
Tomorrow, it looks like more of the same with highs in the 80s and a chance of thunderstorms.

7BIRTHDAYS! 9/10/96

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SUPER=130-/Mona Jones/Yanceyville;



SUPER=130-17/Sherry Martin/Scottsburg;


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SUPER=130-/Mildred Stanley/Stuart;



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55Mont-fire
Anchor=mel
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mho
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=fire
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


Several firefighters suffered injuries this morning battling a fire in Elliston.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


The blaze gutted a two-story structure shortly before three o'clock.
Fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Brake Road and Roanoke Road.
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SOT
IN Q=The fire engine arrived

((THE FIRE ENGINE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE ))
SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Through the roof.
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VO-NAT


The deputy who discovered the fire suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Several other firefighters suffered from smoke and heat exhaustion.
No one was home at the time of the fire but the structure is a total loss.
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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55D'Ville-Flood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-66
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


Hurricane Fran is long gone from Virginia but its effects are still being felt.
About three thousand customers on the Danville Electric System are without power.
And officials say they are considering rebuilding power lines in the most severely hit areas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It may take several more days before all customers get power.
And if you have storm damage, city officials are asking you to give them a call.
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SOT 15:16:11
IN Q=we've established

((RICHARD TURNER/DANVILLE DEPUTY CITY MGR: WE'VE ESTABLISHED A SEPARATE LINE 797-8853 FOR DANVILLE RESIDENTS TO CALL TO ADVISE THE CITY OF PROPERTY DAMAGE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Turner/Danville Deputy City Mgr.;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=of property damage
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VO-NAT


The city will then forward this information to FEMA.
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That number is 804-797-8853.

55Closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School Information


Several school systems are closed today as people are still recovering from weekend flooding.
They include the counties of: schoolwatch
Augusta,
Halifax,
Pendleton County- West Virginia, and
Pittsylvania County.

55TRIGON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


The State Corporation Commission starts hearings today on Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
The Richmond-based health insurer wants to convert to a stock company. Trigon's policyholders approved the move last week.
The company says it needs the change to raise money to stay competitive.

55weather


ANCHOR=Beth in wx center
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Afternoon Storms/85-89/Partly/Cloudy/63-67;



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Taking a look at the forecast,
Areas of morning fog should give way to a partly sunny day.
We do have a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80's.
Lows tonight will get down into the 60s.
8mont-fire
Anchor=mel
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=mho
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=fire
SUPER=19-Melanie Moon;


An early morning blaze injured several firefighters in Montgomery county today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


The blaze gutted a two-story structure shortly before three o'clock.
Fire crews were dispatched to the intersection of Brake Road and Roanoke Road in Elliston.
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SOT
IN Q=The fire engine arrived

((THE FIRE ENGINE ARRIVED ON THE SCENE ))
SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=Through the roof.
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VO-NAT


The deputy who discovered the fire suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital.
Several other firefighters suffered from smoke and heat exhaustion.
The two story wood structure was a total loss.
No one was home at the time of the fire.
Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.
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8HALIFAX-FLOODING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-69
GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


The Dan River measures 5-point-2 feet this morning in Danville, that's about 6' feet below flood stage. The river crested Sunday morning... but the clean up is still days away in the South Boston area.
41-hundred Virginia Power customers in and around Halifax County are STILL without electricity.
Denise Allen filed this report yesterday from southside.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=For many
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Staley Epps/South Boston Resident; :12
SUPER=01-Debbie Ellington/Franklin Garage Owner; :36
SUPER=01-Robert Burns/Climate Control Inc.; 1:01
SUPER=01-Patrick Gould/Virginia Power; 1:20
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:36
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=NEWS 7

((For many the Dan River is like an unwanted house guest that won't leave.
Flood waters are still up in South Boston and Halifax County, keeping residents from cleaning up after tropical storm Fran.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT11:57:01
IN Q=the only thing

((STALEY EPPS/SOUTH BOSTON RESIDENT: THE ONLY THING I WAS ABLE TO SAVE WAS MY DOG AND I GOT A BOAT AND WENT BACK AND GOT MY CAT OUT ON THE WATER. OTHER THAN THAT I LOST EVERYTHING.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=i lost everything


If Fran hit you hard, chances are you'll need an insurance agent.
But if you deal with Hudson Insurance, Fran beat you there.
Actually this business was lucky, water damage there was minimal.
But the owners of Franklin Garage didn't fare as well.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:32:54
IN Q=we didn't get

((DEBBIE ELLINGTON/FRANKLIN GARAGE OWNERS WE DIDN'T GET MUCH DONE FRIDAY, OTHER THAN MOVING OUT AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT'S GOING TO RECEDE ENOUGH FOR US TO GET BACK IN BUSINESS TOMORROW. THAT'S OUR BIGGEST PROBLEM IS NOT BEING HERE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS THAT NEED US.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=that need us
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:40:25
IN Q=nat sot

(( ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=


Workers at Climate Control are still trying to keep Fran out.
The dyke protecting the business gave way early this morning.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:14:19
IN Q=the bank was

((ROBERT BURNS/CLIMATE CONTROL INC.: THE BANK WAS GIVING A WAY THERE AND WE PUT SAND AND DIRT THERE YESTERDAY. SO WE'RE BUILDING IT ON UP TO KEEP IT FROM COLLAPSING AND THE WATER FROM GOING INSIDE THE BUILDING.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=inside the building


Flood waters are keeping the power companies from trouble spots.
Crews are coming from as far away as Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, to help Virginia Power.
But it still could be days before many residents will be able to turn on the lights.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:35:28
IN Q=as we're putting

((PATRICK GOULD/VIRGINIA POWER: AS WE'RE PUTTING THE LINES BACK UP WE'RE DISCOVERING MORE AND MORE DAMAGE TO OUR EQUIPMENT. SO THE PACE IS SLOWER AND WE NEED MORE CONTRACTORS. WE EXPECT AT LEAST ANOTHER COUPLE OR THREE DAYS TO GET ALL OUR CUSTOMERS BACK ON.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=customers back on


Patrick Gould says by Tuesday 95-percent of their customers should have their service restored.
Owners of the Franklin Garage hope to be back in business by Wednesday.
And Staley Epps hopes the government will help him get back on his feet.
Denise Allen News 7.))

8Jackson-River


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-a; 96-69 (School Delay)
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's Jackson River Middle school is finally opening today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The newly renovated school did not open with the other city schools last week because construction work had not been completed.
Classes began for sixth, seventh, and eighth graders about 15 minutes ago.
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8TRIGON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


The State Corporation Commission's hearings on Trigon Blue Cross and Blue Shield start today.
The Richmond-based health insurer wants to convert to a stock company. Trigon's policyholders approved the move last week.
The company says it needs the change to raise money to stay competitive.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=none
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE



SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE



(CHYRON TODAY/TONIGHT AREA FORECAST PAGE)
SUPER=314-Partly Sunny/Afternoon Storms/85-89/Partly/Cloudy/63-67;



SUPER=#555;RESET


Taking a look at the forecast,
Areas of morning fog should give way to a partly sunny day.
We do have a chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the upper 80's. Lows tonight will get down into the 60s.