Henry Co. declares local state of emergency due to heavy rainfall, flooding

Published: Aug. 21, 2020 at 10:48 AM EDT
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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Due to recent rainfall and flooding, Henry County has declared a local state of emergency.

County Administrator and Director of Emergency Tim Hall declared an emergency Friday at 10 a.m.

The declaration will assist first responders in coordinating resources that may be needed to respond and recover from significant flooding.

There is significant flooding in portions of Henry County, and many roadways are blocked. According to the National Weather Service, approximately 4-5 inches of rain has fallen.

US 220 was closed from US 57 to five miles north of that point because of flooding, according to VDOT, but has been reopened.

The NWS has also issued a flash flood emergency for areas of Henry County, including Bassett, Stanleytown, Fieldale, Sanville, Oak Level and Collinsville.

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