Carroll County declares local emergency

Allen Worrell/The Carroll News The Beaver Dam Trail in Hillsville is completely under water. It is a scene many are witnessing throughout Carroll County and the surrounding areas as heavy rains are pounding the area. Due to rising water levels and several roads being blocked throughout the county by high water, Carroll County has declared a local emergency. -

HILLSVILLE – Carroll County has declared a Local Emergency effective 3 p.m. on October 11 in response to extreme weather conditions in our region as a result of Tropical Storm Michael.

This Declaration of Emergency is made in accordance with Section 44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia and activates the local Emergency Operations Plan.

“Carroll County will continue to receive significant rainfall Thursday afternoon and evening followed by strong winds. At times, the rain and wind could be extreme, causing flash flooding, downed trees, and power outages,” the county said in a press release. “We are prepared to open shelters as necessary in various locations throughout the county. We urge citizens to stay alert for changing conditions and monitor local news outlets, social media, the county website, and NIXLE alerts for announcements of shelter status and locations. If anyone requires assistance or transportation to a shelter, it can be provided. Please call the Sheriff’s Office at 276-728-4146 if you have questions or concerns. Reserve calling 911 for emergencies only.”

Allen Worrell/The Carroll News The Beaver Dam Trail in Hillsville is completely under water. It is a scene many are witnessing throughout Carroll County and the surrounding areas as heavy rains are pounding the area. Due to rising water levels and several roads being blocked throughout the county by high water, Carroll County has declared a local emergency.
https://www.thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/web1_BeaverDamFlood-1.jpgAllen Worrell/The Carroll News The Beaver Dam Trail in Hillsville is completely under water. It is a scene many are witnessing throughout Carroll County and the surrounding areas as heavy rains are pounding the area. Due to rising water levels and several roads being blocked throughout the county by high water, Carroll County has declared a local emergency.