Eastern Part of Augusta County Hardest Hit

By: Sonia Randev
By: Sonia Randev

Residents close to the South River have been the hardest hit. With more than four inches of rain already on the ground, some residents were trapped inside their homes in Lyndhurst and Sherando.

And, at the Creekside Mobile Home Park the situation was very serious. "If the water gets across the bridge, it’s the only way in, the only way out," says Bobby Mays, Fire Chief for the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company.

By 12:30 p.m., the county had decided to evacuate all 56 mobile homes at Creekside. "It's scary, yeah it’s real scary. You see all this water. You know I can't swim, so it’s a bad moment," says Junior Masters.

Others were worried about their kids who were still in school. "I've got kids in three different school's; where's they are going to be, how am I gonna meet up with them?"

While everyone was warned not everyone decided to leave. "It's my choice to stay here; if I wanna stay a while longer and see how much more it’s gonna come, that what I'm gonna do," said Lloyd Norman.

Schools in Augusta County were closed at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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