By: Amy Kehm, Staff Reports
By: Amy Kehm, Staff Reports

Heavy rain is causing many problems in the Valley.

The National Weather Service in Sterling, VA, has issued a flood warning for Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro and Nelson County until 7:45pm.

The National Weather Service in Sterling, VA issued a flood warning for
Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, Page County, Shenandoah County and Warren County until 8:45pm.

A flood warning means that flooding in occurring or is imminent.

The National Weather Service is expecting the South River to reach 10.5 feet in the next several hours which is one foot above flood stage.

The Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center is advising that areas prone to South River flooding are expected to experience flooding and residents and business owners should make immediate efforts to protect their property and lives. If you need to leave your home to escape flooding, shelters are available at Kate Collins Middle School and Stuarts Draft Elementary School.

Some mandatory evacuations are underway in Sherando - in south eastern Augusta County. The Creekside mobile home park is suffering the brunt of mother nature's wrath thanks to flooding on Back Creek. Crews are being called out on numerous water rescues -- cars and drivers trapped.

Also due to rain, three school districts closed early today.
Rockingham County schools dismissed at 1pm. Nelson County let out at 12:15. Moorefield, WV schools closed at 1pm. The Augusta County School District sent some buses home early with students in the Deerfield and Sherando areas.

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