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Buchanan Fire Department monitors water levels as James River recedes

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BUCHANAN (WSLS 10) - Emergency crews are monitoring the water levels of the James River. This comes after storms dumped several inches of rain which lead to flooding in low areas. The resulting floods closed roads in Buchanan.

People who live near the James River said they have never seen the river level this high since 1985. They have moved their furniture to higher ground to protect their valuables inside their home.

The Fire Chief of the Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department said emergency crews are working with the Chesterfield County Swift Water Rescue and Virginia National Guard to make sure people don't go into the James River.

The Virginia National G

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uard was also out patrolling the area assessing the damage.