Flood Prone Areas Seeing Rising Waters More and More this Year

Runions Creek runs through parts of Broadway in Rockingham County and has risen to cover Sours Run Road.

Jack Stayner has lived in the area pretty much his whole life.

He says Runions Creek usually floods during a hard rain, but so far this year, he's seen it flood already more than the last ten years combined.

Stayner says, "This year's been pretty unusual. Rains a couple of inches in a couple of hours, nobody prepares for this, there's no way."

Many residents who live along the creek are used to it rising, but when flood waters get as high as they are Tuesday, many of them are afraid water might reach their homes. So they start to pack up their things and leave.

Even though Stayler and several other residents may not be able to get to their homes because of the flooding, this is just something with which they know they have to deal.

Stayler says, "This is Mother Nature, and we can't argue with her."

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