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The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has updated their forecast, which indicates Roanoke may receive some significant flooding tonight and through the morning hours tomorrow. Roanoke has the potential to receive 1 to 4 inches of rain overnight, and the Roanoke River is now expected to rise to 16.5 feet, which is above major flood stage. This forecast is dependent on where and how long heavy rain falls tonight. Roadways may become impassable and streams, creeks and rivers may come out of their banks causing flooding.
Below are some things to remember to keep you and your family safe:
A limited activation of the City of Roanoke Emergency Operations Center has been activated to monitor the situation overnight. Things the City of Roanoke has staffed to respond to flooding, if necessary, include the following:
For more information, visit www.roanokeva.gov/flood and stay tuned to the City’s social media channels and local news for updated information.