The month of July had many people singing 'rain, rain go away.' Cloudy skies seemed to be an everyday norm and the 4th of July had local water rescue teams putting their skills to the test.
Already saturated ground made flash flooding an even bigger problem.
In the early morning hours of July 4, the Roanoke River crested in Salem at nine feet along Tidewater Drive, which is two feet above flood stage. This caused the evacuation of nearby mobile home parks.
Continuous rain prompted officials in Pulaski County to declare a local state of emergency. And just day's later more heavy rain prompted a water rescue this time in Roanoke, where several kids had to be rescued from a daycare center.
The July flood had many people drying out basements and others looking outside of doors hoping they didn't become the next victims.
July was definitely one for the record books in our area, and it's a time many people won't forget.
Though the flooding happened several months ago, many families are still dealing with the after effects.