Flooding Shuts Down Parts of Shenandoah County

An area hit hard with heavy rain was Shenandoah County.

N. Fork of the Shenandoah Flows Over Lupton Road

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. -- An area hit hard with heavy rain was Shenandoah County.

It's a problem that actually shut down the county's schools Friday and has neighbors hoping the rain doesn't fall like this again for a long time.

"I stayed awake all night actually. My husband, he just kind of napped a little bit," shared Joyce Rush in Edinburg.

Stoney Creek usually runs behind Rush's home. Friday morning, her home became part of that creek.

"It's gone back now, but it was probably about two feet in the basement," added Rush.

She said heavy rain floods Water Street near her home in Edinburg every few months.

There's a good reason police say, "turn around; don't drown” when it comes flooded roadways.

Unfortunately, a UPS delivery man didn't get that message Friday morning in Shenandoah County. He had to be rescued by the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office.

"5:30 in the morning, we checked e-mail, and we were off. We were like, 'Yes!' We're actually moving this weekend too," shared Adam Knoetgen who teachers for the county school district.

Fortunately, this day off won't affect the last day of school in Shenandoah County, but it does make class schedules a little hectic.

"I think it's harder for the kids I work with, because they get off of schedule and then you have to start all over again and get them back on a routine,” added Amber Knoetgen.

They add that it's better to be safe than sorry when it comes to flooded roads.


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