Latest update on Tropical Storm Michael aftermath

Published 9:15 am Friday, October 12, 2018

Charlotte County is reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Michael, that blasted torrential rain and high winds, created power outages that are currently affecting thousands, downed trees along main roads and flooded roads, homes and businesses.

Piedmont Senior Resources has reported that meal delivery routes for Charlotte County that was ceased Thursday due to inclement weather will be delivered Monday morning, Oct. 15. Direct questions about the delivery to Jordan Miles at 434-767-5588 or

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reports Friday that approximately a dozen roads are closed, the majority due to downed trees and flooding. Roads include Route 600, Allgood Road; washout on Route 642, Mossingford Road and a power line down on Route 723, Cedar Tavern Road. View the most recent status of the roadways here.

A flood warning remains in effect for the region until Sunday, Oct. 14.

All public schools in the county are closed Friday.

Virginia State Police reported that state police responded to assist the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office’s search for three individuals swept away from a bridge along Mt. Harmony Road. Police said one of the individuals was safely rescued. As of 2 a.m. Friday, search efforts by the Virginia State Police Swift Water Rescue Team and Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office remain ongoing for the other two occupants of the vehicle.

Southside Electric Cooperative reported that approximately 27,000 people are without power in its service area. Officials cited that approximately 40 of its circuits are out. The company cannot offer restoration estimates for some of the outages until damage has been assessed.

Dominion Energy Virginia is responding to a total of more than 500,000 outages in the state, citing in a social media update that Southeastern Virginia, Central Virginia, Gloucester/Northern Neck, and Southside Virginia are among the hardest hit.

This is a developing report. Stay with the Gazette for updates throughout the day.