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Posted on: September 23, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Overnight Flooding

  • During the night Danville Fire Department along with Danville Life Saving Crew and Danville Police had many calls due to flash flooding. During the night Riverside Drive from Audubon Dr to Arnett BLVD was closed due to flooding, DLSC did one water Rescue with assistance from Danville Fire and PD. Several other people had to be assisted through the water on Riverside Dr. Riverside Drive is open, but muddy. Public Works is working on cleaning the roadway now.  Woodall Chevrolet and the NAPA Store had damage due to the flooding. With multiple cars damaged and flooding to the buildings.
  • Water Street in Danville had significant Flooding, with one home that collapsed and significant damage Mt Carmel Baptist Church. No injuries were reported, but the occupants were rescued by boat by the Fire Department and DLSC.  The Red Cross is assisting the occupants of the home. 
  • One Vehicle was fully submerged, and three others were partially submerged on Timberlake Drive and Northmount Ave. No Rescue was needed and no injuries were reported at this location. 
  • The Dan River crested overnight at 18 feet and is currently receding, at the time of this release the water was at 15.67 Feet. Please continue to check the weather service for more updated information on river levels. Danville Fire Department would also like to remind people to never drive through flooded roadways and never to try to rescue people without proper equipment. Danville Fire Department and Danville Life Saving Crew have special teams to Rescue people in Swift Water.     

   Tim Duffer

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