Rockingham Prepares for Potential Flooding

By: Paul Wiederholt Email
By: Paul Wiederholt Email

With the bad weather on the horizon for the weekend comes the potential for more flooding in the area.

Rockingham Fire and Rescue says it'll be ready for whatever Mother Nature throws this weekend.

Rescue officials say their swift water rescue team is ready for a long weekend if the weather gets bad.

They say they'll be keeping a close eye on low-lying areas where they have seen flooding in the past.

Rescue teams around the Valley are urging people to be safe during the storms by only traveling if they must, avoiding low-lying areas and not running their generators indoors.

A rescue official believes the wet weather lately does have one benefit.

"We're fortunate in our area, or unfortunate, that recently we've had a bunch of rain and stuff and people actually see where the rain and the low-lying areas are. We just want people to avoid those areas if at all possible," says Jeremy Holloway, Assistant Chief of Operations for Rockingham County Fire and Rescue.

Holloway says their primary concerns are if the storms stall out in the area Sunday or if we get more rain than anticipated. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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