9/15: Weather-related Announcements

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Life-threatening flash flooding, and prolonged significant river flooding, remains LIKELY this weekend into next week!

The New River @ Radford projected to have major flooding over the next 24 to 72 hours. Please monitor closely and make preperations now to evacuate if you live along the New River and in areas prone to flooding as a result of river flooding. There are currently Flash Flood Watches posted for Pulaski County which includes flooding along streams and creeks in addition to the river. Monitor the weather and your local news closely and be prepared to follow advisories as they are issued.

ANGELS IN THE ATTIC STORES (FLOYD) CLOSING DUE TO WEATHER ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15: A number of our volunteers expressed concern about the potential safety of driving in from their residences spread around the county. So the Angels in the Attic Store, the Angels Boutique, and the Angels Furniture Store will be closed. The Angels Donation Center mini-barn will be open for drop-offs, however be sure to only place items inside to keep them out of the weather, and to be sure to close the door securely after using it.

Due to expected worsening conditions from Hurricane Florence, Floyd County Emergency Management is requesting voluntary evacuation from flood prone areas in the County beginning Saturday afternoon, September 15. Conditions are expected to decline as we head into the weekend. Citizens are encouraged to be weather aware and be prepared with necessary supplies. As reported earlier, a regional shelter will be set up by the Red Cross in Dublin if needed. The shelter is at The Dublin United Methodist Church, 424 East Main Street. A local shelter will not be set up unless conditions continue for an extreme length of time. Updates will follow as needed. Updates will be posted on the County’s web site and the Floyd County Department of Emergency Management’s Facebook page. Updates will also be sent by the County’s Everbridge system if needed. Citizens are encouraged to register for this system on the County’s web site at www.floydcova.org

The Radford Public Library will be closed on Sunday, September 16th due to inclement weather. Stay safe everybody!

Just a few reminders, please use 911 for emergencies only, notify the Sheriff’s Office of any dangerous situations that you may observe, stay clear and as far away as possible from any downed utility lines or utility poles and in this situation notify us immediately. Please stay off the roads once the bad weather hits us so that all of our First Responders, Police, Fire, and Rescue can arrive at their destinations safely to assist those in need. Also, please remember to never attempt to drive through rushing water or across bridges or roadways that have flooded. Please be safe and try to stay dry.