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[FL-Floyd]


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Good Morning, I'm Melanie Moon.
Cape Canaveral, Florida is already feeling the effects of Hurricane Floyd this morning.
The massive storm, with top winds 140 miles-an-hour, is expected to make landfall somewhere between Savannah Georgia and Wilmington, North Carolina tomorrow.
Jennifer Jones joins us from Titusville, Florida.
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((Floyd has finally paid his long awaited, but very unwelcome visit. Most didn't stick around to welcome him, but some are riding it out.
SOT: "We're going to stay here and button down as best we can."

Track 2 Floyd has spurred on an unprecedented exodus. In Florida alone, more than a million and a half coastal residents were ordered to evacuate. Many headed for the safety of shelters.
SOT: "I'm scared freaking out."
SOT: "I'm scared..worried about my house, worried about my little girl, she's only 8 days old. I'm worried about what's

going to happen after the storm..how will my house look." Track 3 And residents in Northern Florida have every reason to worry. This storm is a big one..maybe the biggest of the century. It dwarfs Hurricane Andrew which decimated Southern Florida back in '92. Track 4 But it seems like most of Florida will escape the worst of Floyd. Even Charleston, South Carolina may be in the clear. Concern has now shifted northward.
SOT: George Cullen/CBS NEWS Meteorologist

"This is going to be a tremendous storm right up and down the eastern seabord. this may be one of the legendary storms we talk about 30 years from now.... Stand-up Jennifer Jones/CBS NEWS.))

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Governor Gilmore has already declared a state of emergency for Virginia... since Floyd may head this way after making landfall.
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[VO-NAT]


The declaration urges residents to bring outdoor items such as garbage cans and lawn furniture inside.
It also advises residents to have working flashlights, batteries and other necessities, in case the power goes out.
People living in floodprone areas are urged to have an evacuation plan ready.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


In Danville and all over Southside Virginia, emergency management officials are on standby for Floyd.
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[SOT 1:45:41 - :46]
[IN Q=The comparison on a conference call]

((DOUG YOUNG: THE COMPARISON ON A CONFERENCE CALL TODAY WAS THE STRENGTH OF ANDREW AND THE PATH OF HUGO.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services Dir.;]
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[OUT Q=and the path of Hugo.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/1996;]


And possibly worse than Fran, which hit the area hard with flooding and power outages in September 1996.
Southside emergency management officials are telling residents that it doesn't hurt to get a couple extra days of food and water.
And anticipation of Floyd also means that the flu-cured tobacco market in Danville and elsewhere... will also be closed for the rest of the week.
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Lynchburg emergency officials are taking a wait and see approach, even as they prepare for the worst.
In the event of a crisis, the city's 9-1-1 communications center would become an emergency operations command post.


Campbell County officials are suggesting residents of mobile homes be prepared to evacuate.
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[E-Floyd-Preps]


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In Roanoke County, employees of the Parks and Recreation Department were sharpening their chain saws.... and making sure equipment will be ready if Floyd brings damaging winds this way.
[SUPER=04-September 22, 1989;]


It was ten years ago, that Hugo blasted into western Virginia bringing down trees and power lines. County crews say they will be busy for weeks clearing debris, if Floyd causes similar damage this time around.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Preparations will take on a greater sense of urgency later today.
That's when local governments are likely to open emergency operations centers, and taking other steps to be prepare for high winds and heavy rains.

[81-Ax]


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One northbound lane of Interstate 81 is closed in Rockbridge County.
State police are reporting a tractor-trailer accident at the 195 mile marker-- that's near the northern-most Lexington exit.
The lane closure could continue for several hours.


[58-Ax]


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[TAPE#=99-24 TC2:04:46]
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Three people were sent to the hospital late last night after an accident on Route 58 near the Henry-Pittsylvania County line.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Deputies say a car trying to make a U-turn pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer.
One of the passengers in the car was flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, the other two were taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on their conditions or identities.
The truck driver was not hurt and will not be charged.
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[peacekeepers]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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[WRITER=mel]
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The U-N Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution to establish an international peacekeeping force to move into East Timor to stop the violent unrest in that area.
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The resolution calls for the intervention force to bring those guilty of committing violence against the people of Timor to justice.
Australian officials say their country has offered to lead a force of 7,000 into East Timor.
According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 200-thousand risk starvation due to the unrest.


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[1-Sports]


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In sports, Ferrum College is mourning the death of one of it's athletes.
Here's Denise Allen with more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: LOA))

[Southeast-floyd]


[ANCHOR=mel]
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Hurricane Floyd is edging closer to the South Eastern United States this morning.
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[VO-NAT]

[satellite graphic]
It's moving in a northwest direction and packing sustained winds of 140 miles an hour.
[SUPER=03-Titusville, FL;]


Forecasters predict the powerful storm's eye will come within fifty miles of Daytona Beach, Florida by early this afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;]


Residents up and down the southeastern seaboard closed up their homes and businesses and headed inland, hoping to avoid what could be the worst storm of the century.
Forecasters expect Floyd to take a northward turn today and set its sights on South Carolina or North Carolina.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Governor Gilmore wants Virginians to be prepared for a possible hit by Floyd.
He's already declared a state of emergency.
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[VO-NAT]


The declaration urges residents to bring outdoor items such as garbage cans and lawn furniture inside.
It also advises residents to have working flashlights, batteries and other necessities, in case the power goes out.
People living in floodprone areas are urged to have an evacuation plan ready.
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[Partial-Birth]


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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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A divided federal appeals panel has agreed to allow Virginia to enforce a law banning partial-birth abortions.
The ban will be enforced while the state appeals a July ruling that said the law is unconstitutional.
No hearing date has been set for arguments in the appeal.

[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, moderate drinking may be good for your heart, but bad for other parts of your body.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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((NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT A DRINK WITH DINNER MAY BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART, BUT ANY MORE THAN THAT COULD LEAD TO CHRONIC ILLNESSES IN OTHERWISE HEALTHY PATIENTS.
VT=VO

((vo)) THE STUDY PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF THE CLINICAL INVESTIGATION" FOUND THAT "SOCIAL DRINKING" CAN RELEASE CHEMICALS KNOWN AS OXIDANTS WHICH CAN DAMAGE THE TISSUES OF MAJOR ORGANS LIKE THE HEART AND LIVER. OTHER RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT MODERATE DRINKING, ESPECIALLY OF RED WINE CAN HELP WARD OFF HEART DISEASE.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) RESEARCHERS AT HARVARD SAY HEAD LICE ARE NOT A BIG PROBLEM HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. AND THAT WHEN THE TINY PARASITES DO STRIKE THEY'RE MORE OF AN EMOTIONAL PROBLEM THAN A HEALTH CRISIS. THE SCIENTISTS ALSO FOUND THAT THE LICE HERE IN THE U-S ARE MORE RESISTANT TO COMMON MEDICINES THAN THE LICE FOUND IN SOME OTHER COUNTRIES.
VT=VO

((vo)) LIKE YOUR MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD YOU, DON'T FORGET TO EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. THESE WORDS OF WISDOM MAY TAKE ON ADDED MEANING NOW THAT RESEARCHERS IN BOSTON FOUND THAT THE NUTRIENT BETA CAROTENE FOUND IN MANY FRUITS IN VEGETABLES DOES NOTHING TO PREVENT THE MOST COMMON FORM OF DIABETES WHEN IT IS TAKEN IN THE FORM OF SUPPLEMENTS. PREVIOUS RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT EATING FRUITS AND VEGETABLES CAN HELP WARD OFF MANY DISEASES.
ONCAM=MIKA

((on cam)) AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Florida is feeling the wind and rain of Hurricane Floyd.
Cape Canaveral is experiencing hurricane or near hurricane-force winds, while the rest of the east coast of central Florida is seeing tropical-storm-force winds and gusts.
Forecasters expect Floyd and its top winds of 140 miles-an-hour to make a gradual turn to the north today, with landfall predicted early tomorrow between Charleston, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


The mega-storm is causing travel nightmares across the country.
Many flights in and out of Florida and Georgia were canceled leaving thousand of travelers stranded.
Train service is also being effected. Amtrak and commuter rail services have been suspended as far north as Washington, D.C.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia officials are preparing for a possible visit from Floyd.
Governor Gilmore has already declared a state of emergency.
The declaration advises residents to have working flashlights, batteries and other necessities, in case the power goes out.
Residents living in floodprone areas are urged to have an evacuation plan ready.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday September 15.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[SC-FLOYD]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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North Carolina this morning is preparing for a direct hit from Hurricane Floyd.
Forecasters expect the storm and its 140-mile-an-hour winds to make landfall tomorrow somewhere between Charleston, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina.
Ten years ago this month, Hurricane Hugo caused unprecedented damage in Charleston, South Carolina.
And as Drew Levinson reports residents there aren't taking any chances.
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((ONE SIGN SAID IT ALL... FLOYD-- GO BACK TO MAYBERRY...A FICTIONAL HOME FOR AN ALL TOO REAL THREAT. UP AND DOWN THE SOUTH CAROLINA COAST.... THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS SPENT THE NIGHT PACKING UP AND HEADING INLAND... ANYWHERE WHERE FLOYD WASN'T THREATENING TO VISIT.
MOS SOT: NO NAME

MOST OF THE 8-HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE ALONG THE SHORE FOUND THEMSELVES IN TRAFFIC FOR HOURS...ORDERED OUT AND SCARED TO STAY BEHIND-- YET TEMPTED TO TURN BACK.
SOT: GOV. JIM HODGES/S.CAROLINA

"THE BIGGER SAFETY ISSUE TO ME RIGHT NOW IS MAKING SURE PEOPLE DON'T GET DISCOURAGED IN THE CHARLESTON AREA -- AND DON'T STAY IN THEIR HOMES. PEOPLE MUST LEAVE THEIR HOMES. THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY STORM." THE GOVERNOR TOOK THE UNPRECEDENTED MOVE OF OPENING THE EASTBOUND LANES OF INTERSTATE 26-- TO WESTBOUND TRAFFIC... TO EASE THE EXODUS HE ORDERED-- ONE THAT CLEARLY ANNOYED SOME RESIDENTS.
MOS SOT: "I HATE IT. I KNOW I NEED TO GO BUT I DON'T WANT TO BE TOLD TO GO ANYWHERE."
MOS SOT:

"WE ARE VERY CONCERNED. WE'VE BEEN HERE BEFORE-- HURRICANE HUGO IS SOMETHING WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT--AND WE WANT TO GET OUT OF HERE AND DO THE RIGHT THING-- AT THE RIGHT TIME." WHILE IT IS CLEAR SOUTH CAROLINA WILL NOT COMPLETELY AVOID FLOYD'S WRATH.... IT MAY INDEED AVOID A DIRECT HIT. FORECASTERS NOW SAY WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA APPEARS TO BE GROUND ZERO. STANDUP: DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS.))

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-35 47:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Floyd-Getting Ready]


If Floyd comes calling in Virginia, the commonwealth will be ready.
Governor Gilmore has already declared a state of emergency.
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[VO-NAT]


The declaration urges residents to bring outdoor items such as garbage cans and lawn furniture inside.
It also advises residents to have working flashlights, batteries and other necessities, in case the power goes out.
People living in floodprone areas are urged to have an evacuation plan ready.
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[SUPER=03-Danville;]


In Danville and all over Southside Virginia, emergency management officials are on standby for Floyd.
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[SOT 1:45:41 - :46]
[IN Q=The comparison on a conference call]

((DOUG YOUNG: THE COMPARISON ON A CONFERENCE CALL TODAY WAS THE STRENGTH OF ANDREW AND THE PATH OF HUGO.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services Dir.;]
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[OUT Q=and the path of Hugo.]
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[SUPER=03-Danville/1996;]


And possibly worse than Fran, which hit the area hard with flooding and power outages in September 1996.
Southside emergency management officials are telling residents that it doesn't hurt to get a couple extra days of food and water.
And anticipation of Floyd also means that the flu-cured tobacco market in Danville and elsewhere... will also be closed for the rest of the week.
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[2-E-L'burg-Floyd]


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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg emergency officials are taking a wait and see approach, even as they prepare for the worst.
In the event of a crisis, the city's 9-1-1 communications center would become an emergency operations command post.


Campbell County officials are suggesting residents of mobile homes be prepared to evacuate.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


In Roanoke County, employees of the Parks and Recreation Department were sharpening their chain saws.... and making sure equipment will be ready if Floyd brings damaging winds this way.
[SUPER=04-September 22, 1989;]


It was ten years ago, that Hugo blasted into western Virginia bringing down trees and power lines. County crews say they will be busy for weeks clearing debris, if Floyd causes similar damage this time around.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Preparations will take on a greater sense of urgency later today.
That's when local governments are likely to open emergency operations centers, and taking other steps to be prepare for high winds and heavy rains.

[E-Schools-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors and the school board reached an agreement last night on the cost of the new South County high school and expansion of Glenvar Middle School.
The projects were more than ten million dollars over budget.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Last night new plans were brought to the table.
Board members clashed when it came to what needed to be scaled back: some said school capacity, others said the auditorium, or stadium.
After Chairman Bob Johnson heard proposed budgets ranging from 28 to 33 million dollars - he decided on a compromise figure: 30 million dollars.
He asked architects to scale down plans to fit the budget, while providing the new school with all the amenities they asked for.
Supervisor Harry Nickens isn't sure its the best bargain-- but he says valuable time is being lost.
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((HARRY NICKENS/ROANOKE COUNTY SUPERVISOR: IT DOES NOT APPEAR WE OUR GETTING THE BEST BANG FOR OUR BUCK HOWEVER TO DELAY THE PROJECT IN SOUTH WEST COUNTY ADVERSELY IMPACTS THE CITIZENS, THE STUDENTS, AND DRIVES THE COST.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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If plans continue on schedule...the new school should be complete by July of 2002.

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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
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One northbound lane of Interstate 81 is closed in Rockbridge County.
State police are reporting a tractor-trailer accident at the 195 mile marker-- that's near the northern-most Lexington exit.
The lane closure could continue for several hours.


[2-58-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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An accident last night on Route 58 near the Henry-Pittsylvania County line sent three people to the hospital.
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[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Deputies say a car trying to make a U-turn pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer.
One of the passengers in the car was flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, the other two were taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on their conditions or identities.
The truck driver was not hurt and will not be charged.
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[On Record]
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((Archive:LOA))

[2-Southeast-floyd]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
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Hurricane Floyd is lashing Florida with heavy rains from the monstrous storm's outer edge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Titusville, FL;]


Cape Canaveral is experiencing hurricane or near hurricane force winds of 74 miles an hour or more this morning. [satellite graphic]
The powerful storm with 140 mile an hour top winds is expected to make landfall in South or North Carolina tomorrow.
[SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;]


Nearly two million people, from Florida to the Carolinas, headed north and inland yesterday, jamming up the interstates. [4:33:16]
It's also created a travel nightmare for other parts of the country.
Many airline flights in out of Florida and Georgia have been canceled leaving thousands of travelers stranded.
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[4-S-VA-Floyd]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-35 47:06]
[GRAPHIC=Hurricane Floyd-Getting Ready]


If Floyd comes calling in Virginia, the commonwealth will be ready.
Governor Gilmore has already declared a state of emergency.
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[VO-NAT]


The declaration urges residents to bring outdoor items such as garbage cans and lawn furniture inside.
It also advises residents to have working flashlights, batteries and other necessities, in case the power goes out.
People living in floodprone areas are urged to have an evacuation plan ready.
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[E-Boonsboro]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-37 38:32]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


From storms to stormwater drainage.. it was all on Lynchburg's city council agenda last night.
Council was briefed on how the city is preparing for Hurricane Floyd, and it also postponed a vote on a controversial development in one of the city's more scenic neighborhoods.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Raynor Snead/Attorney For Developer; :32]
[SUPER=01-Jim Richards/Friends of the Scenic Corridor; 1:00]
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Even with all the traffic, residents say it's one of the few scenic entrances left as you come into the city of Lynchburg.
But a developer wants to put a gas station, car wash and strip mall on this plot of land that straddles the Lynchburg- Bedford County border.
The land is already zoned for business, but Workman Oil needed city council to sign off on a proposed stormwater retention pond before construction could begin.
[SOT 19:58:31]

((RAYNOR SNEAD/ATTORNEY FOR DEVELOPER: GENTLEMAN, THIS IS A GOOD PROJECT.. IT IS WELL- DESIGNED, IT IS WELL THOUGHT OUT, IT IS COMPREHENSIVE, IT IS COHESIVE. SOMETHING IS GOING TO BE DEVELOPED ON THAT SITE.))
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[OUT Q=on that site.]


But neighbors have held information rallies and gathered more than 600 signatures opposing the project.
They're concerned about the increase in traffic the stores would create, and they don't feel the stormwater retention pond will do enough to protect neighboring properties from pollution.
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((JIM RICHARDS/FRIENDS OF THE SCENIC CORRIDOR: THE STORMWATER POND IS PUT ON THE FRONT OF THE PROPERTY WHEN THE NATURAL DRAINAGE IS TO THE BACK. SO THIS HAS BEEN PUT TOGETHER RIGHT QUICKLY. WE HAVEN'T HAD MUCH OF AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THIS SITUATION, NOW WE FIND TONIGHT THAT THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL PROFFER.. AGAIN, A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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Both sides agreed to work together to try and resolve their differences.. and city council will take up the matter again in two weeks.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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In sports, The orioles take their eighth straight win.
Here's Denise Allen with the highlights.
Good Morning Denise.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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One northbound lane of Interstate 81 is closed in Rockbridge County.
State police are reporting a tractor-trailer accident near the 195 mile marker-- that's near the northern-most Lexington exit.
The lane closure could continue for several hours.
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Three people were sent to the hospital late last night after an accident on Route 58 near the Henry-Pittsylvania County line.
Deputies say a car trying to make a U-turn pulled into the path of a tractor-trailer.
One of the passengers in the car was flown to Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, the other two were taken to Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
There's no word on their conditions or identities.
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Virginia is getting ready for Floyd.
Governor Gilmore has already declared a state of emergency.
In Southside Virginia, emergency officials are suggesting residents enough food and water on hand for a few days.

Storm preparations are expected to go into high gear later today.
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