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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 08:31 AM

Hurricane Michael aftermath

The remnants of Hurricane Michael roared through our area and left lots of damage in its wake. The husband of our company's owner had 4 feet of water in his office building in Danville. He had furniture floating down the street, employee's cars that were parked on the street had water up to the dashboards, and an old wooden train trestle ended up being dislodged and blocking the entire street. My friend was leaving a doctor's appointment in Roanoke when the area started to flood. Her doctor came out to try to start her car and ended up having to escape out of a window.

Smith Mountain Lake (where I live) has been overwhelmed with runaway boats, barges, and debris. Not so much where I am, but up where the Roanoke River runs from Roanoke. The lake level is high, but Appalachian Electric Power manages it so well. We are never in danger of flooding here due to the design of the dam, spillway, and building code enforcement.

Other than that, today feels like a crisp, fall day which was a nice change from the mugginess that we've endured.

I'm sorry for the loss of life and property so many are dealing with. Hope you are all okay.

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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 08:33 AM

1. Glad you are ok. Nt

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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 09:00 AM

2. It hit suddenly here in NoVA but not severe like other places earlier in its path.

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