Impending weather forces changes in events

Due to the predicted impact of Hurricane Florence, many events are being cancelled or rescheduled. The list below will be updated as announcements come in. If you have an announcement to post, send it to us at newsdesk@nrvnews.com

  • In response to a state of emergency being called for Hurricane Florence, Pulaski County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday, September 13, 2018 and Friday, September 14, 2018. Thursday will be an Employee Code 1 with all eleven and twelve month employees reporting for regular work-day hours. Friday will be an Employee Code 0 with no employees reporting.
  • Hurricane update:. We had a meeting with the Giles county emergency services today at 3:00 PM. As of now the projected path is still going south of us. We are expecting 20-30 mph winds and a few inches of rain. The problem is that even a few inches of rain can cause already saturated ground to flood. In the event that we have mass power outages, the Giles Rescue Squad will be open as a primary shelter if needed. It is also a good idea to have enough non-perishable food and water to last for a couple of days, and to fill your vehicles with fuel before the storm hits. The NWS is still uncertain as to the exact path of the storm, but all indications so far point to us missing the most damaging aspects. As soon as more updates are available we will let you know.
  • Saturday, September 15, 2018, the Shawsville Farmers Market will be closed due to an ANGRY WOMAN named Hurricane Florence. Please check back with us Saturday, September 22, 2018 for Back to School with Farmers Market. We’ll be teacher how to Winter Sow your garden.
  • Due to weather concerns, the New River Resource Authority will be closed Friday and Saturday. As a result, Radford’s business solid waste collection for Friday, will be collected Friday morning and residential solid waste collection for Friday, will be collected on Monday.
  • Wilderness Festival: We are watching the weather and will make a decision about the festival by Thursday.
  • Due to the weather forecast for the end of the week and related declarations of emergency, Randolph Park gates will stay locked from Thursday night – Monday, September 17th at 6:30AM.
  • Cancelled – The Worx concert at Old Town Fields has been cancelled due to impending weather by Hurricane Florence in Southwest Virginia. Please get prepared, check on your neighbors and stay safe!!
  • Due to the upcoming hurricane, Radford Animal Shelter is under emergency evacuation. Pulaski animal Shelter will be assisting with the animals that do not make it into foster care through the storm. Pulaski Animal Shelter is in need of water now. We do not know the exact number of animals we will have by the time the hurricane hit. So any and all donations of water is necessary and appreciated. Please bring donations to 80 Dublin Park Road Dublin Va 24084. Thank you so very much.
  • The inauguration of NRCC president Patricia Huber scheduled for this Friday has been cancelled.
  • The Guns N’ Hoses game in Dublin is rescheduled to Saturday, September 22nd.
  • High School Sports: Christiansburg at Abingdon moved to Thursday. Radford at Gretna now on Wednesday. Richlands at Blacksburg now moved to Thursday night. Blacksburg and Christiansburg JV game on Thursday has been postponed. (Additional schedule changes can be seen at WSLS)
  • Pulaski County Public Schools has just released the following announcement: The Varsity football game against Carroll County scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018 has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. We will post an update regarding the JV game once the final decision is made.
  • While we love a good muddy event, we also want ensure everyone’s safety & unfortunately Hurricane Florence isn’t cooperating. Due to the impending weather & potential flooding we are moving the Muddy ACCE Race to September 29th. Any pre-registered participant’s registration have been automatically adjusted to the new date with same times. We appreciate your understanding & are looking forward to seeing you on September 29th. If you can’t make the new date, please contact us to discuss refunding options at 540-921-2079 or email tourism@gilescounty.org.

NOTE: The American Red Cross has a list of supplies they recommend you have in your house in case of a natural disaster.

Their list includes:

Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
Flashlight
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Extra batteries
First aid kit
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
Multi-purpose tool
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Cell phone with chargers
Family and emergency contact information
Extra cash
Emergency blanket Available on the Red Cross Store
Map(s) of the area
Pet supplies
Baby supplies
You can take a quiz from the American Red Cross to see if you and your family are prepared.