Flood warning in effect for Roanoke River

Published 1:43 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A flood warning from the National Weather Service remains in effect for Roanoke (Staunton) River at Randolph, affecting Charlotte and Halifax Counties.

The warning cited that as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, the water stage at the river was 23.9 feet. The flood stage for the Roanoke River at Randolph is 24 feet. At 8 a.m. Tuesday the stage was 23.9 feet.

“The river will rise to 24.0 feet and reach flood stage during midday,” the warning cited. “The river will fall below flood stage this evening.”
The warning cited that widespread lowland flooding in fields on the left bank and woods on the right bank are expected.

It also said the river’s crest compares to a previous crest of 23.9 feet on April 26 of this year.

Where there are flooded areas, residents should avoid approaching or driving through the flooded areas, as the majority of flood-related deaths occur in vehicles, according to the National Weather Service.