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Posted on: August 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Citizen and Media Advisory for Thursday, August 2 - Storms and Flash Flooding in Campbell County

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Heavy rains passing through Central Virginia have caused flash flooding in some areas of Campbell County, primarily in the Timberlake area.

Officials advise residents to stay away from the Timberlake area/Timberlake Road area until further notice.

  • NEVER drive through flood waters. Residents are asked to stay off of roadways; only travel if it is absolutely necessary.
  • Route 460 at the Campbell County/Bedford County line is impassable. White Cypress Road is reported as washed out.
  • Numerous roads in the Timberlake area are reported as flooded/impassable. Many power lines and trees are also reported down.
  • Local fire departments, public safety personnel and law enforcement teams are assisting residents with voluntary evacuations of their properties, as needed.
  • Brookville/Timberlake, Evington, and Lyn-Dan Volunteer Fire departments are also assisting in the Timberlake area; Swift Water Rescue teams from the Altavista Fire Department and Concord Fire Departments have also been dispatched to assist, as needed.
  • Officials report that they are monitoring the Timberlake Dam; the dam is reported as secure.
  • No transportable injuries have been reported with this weather event.
  • As the ground is overly saturated, falling trees and downed power lines may continue to be an issue as rains fall into the evening/overnight.
  • Visit http://va-campbellcounty.civicplus.com/242/Floods for additional flood safety instructions.
  • Residents are reminded to sign-up for CodeRed weather alerts by visiting www.campbellcountyva.gov and clicking the CodeRed icon.

Public Safety Director, Tracy Fairchild, advises all residents to take the needed precautions to stay safe. She also extends thanks to all local emergency responders, volunteer agencies, and law enforcement for their swift response toward aiding local residents during this weather event.

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