July is in the books, but early on it's not looking like August is going to be any better.
We had multiple localized flooding events and some stunning pictures we want to show you again as we head into this next month. Click here to see flooding pictures, before and after.
Some people instantly compared some of our rain events to the flood of 1985. We decided we would take a look back at the story and show you why the comparison wasn't hard to make.
July's rains proved unkind to homes near one section off Peters Creek Road. A few houses on the end of Meadowbrook drive dealt with flooding not once, but twice.
Nearby, some businesses on Peters Creek Road were also hit hard. Perhaps the most memorable video from this month was the swift water rescue of kids at Rainbow Christian Daycare of Roanoke.
Fortunately, everyone was safe, but flooding means daycare owner John Anderson has a long road back.
“You want to see the place back up and running but it's just going to take a long process to get that going,” Anderson said.
Across the street from the daycare, pool supply store manager Judy Melki had to clean up twice because of flooding on July 4th and July 10th. When we caught up with her the day after the second round of flooding, she called the store a mess. Now, she's cleaning up and moving on, a frustrating process some nearby businesses didn't want to deal with.
“I'm so tired of scrubbing brick and dirt, just dirt everywhere, dirt. But it's OK,” Melki said.
In need of her supplies, the Flinchum family of Daleville in Botetourt County.
Flooding on July 21st meant water got into the Flinchum family pool in Daleville. They're still cleaning up, and say the pool will be back in order soon.
And who could forget our friend Leon Bailey. He saved a fawn separated from its family during the July 10th flooding.
The road running through the Ferncliff North Apartment complex was flooded, and Leon came to the rescue. We're happy to report the fawn was placed safely back into the wild with a new mom.
The First Alert Weather Team says we got almost three and a half inches in one hour on July 10th. That turned the Williamson Road exit off Interstate 581 into a pond.
Nearby, Washington Park off Orange Avenue became a river. Those roads were closed and feet of water covered the basketball courts.
The swift water rescues were plenty, as the Roanoke River raged.
July is in the books. Hopefully August will bring more sunshine.