Hurricane Michael set to bring rainfall to Charlotte County

Published 1:49 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm, is expected to bring a period of heavy rainfall beginning Thursday evening into Friday.
As of Wednesday, catastrophic winds and rainfall from Michael are expected to hit the Florida panhandle and travel upward along the east coast to parts of southern and central Georgia and South Carolina.  

Remnants of Hurricane Michael are then “forecast to track across North Carolina then off the mid-Atlantic coast from late Thursday into Friday morning,” a hazardous weather advisory from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Wakefield cited.  

A hazardous weather advisory for the NWS in Blacksburg advised that Charlotte County residents could see potential moderate and heavy rain.

“Will see periods of moderate to heavy rain as Michael moves by Thursday,” the advisory cited.  “Localized flooding is possible. A flash flood watch may be needed if the track changes.”

A weather map from the NWS projected Wednesday morning that the Farmville area could receive 2.79 inches of total storm rainfall.
“Michael will be a fast-moving system, which should limit the risk for prolonged heavy rains and extensive flash flooding,” documentation from the NWS cited Wednesday morning.

In the event of power outages, contact Dominion Energy at 866-366-4357 or Southside Electric Cooperative at 1-866-878-5514.

In the event that assistance from area first responders is needed to remove fallen trees, fire-related or medical emergencies, contact the Bacon District Volunteer at (434) 735-8718, Charlotte Court House Volunteer Fire Department at (434)542-5781, Cullen Volunteer Fire Department at (434) 542-5206, Drakes Branch Volunteer Fire Department at (434) 568-2109,  Keysville Volunteer Fire Department at (434) 736-9727, Phenix Volunteer Fire Department at (434) 542-5523, Red House Volunteer Fire Department at (434)248-678 and Charlotte County Rescue Squad at (434) 736-0087.

To learn how to build an emergency kit with items that include having one gallon a day for each member of the household, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, a flashlight and first aid kit, visit