Heavy Rains and Snow May Mean Flooding

By: Jarrod Aldom
By: Jarrod Aldom

Outside of Elkton, on the Page and Rockingham County borders, pockets of standing water formed in cow pastures and winter fields of crops.

Of greater concern to residents around the Shenandoah River was if the early snows and the added rain would mean flooding for houses on the riverbanks.

Residents who have lived in the area for many years say it's hard to predict how the river may react to the added water.

"When it hits down here and the water is rising so bad. You can't judge how fast it's coming or what its going to do," says Raymond Shifflett, who lives near the Shenandoah River.

Residents say the river isn't too bad at this point, but they are worried about the water produced in snow runoff when the temperature increases.

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