Zeta to bring potential for flooding, damaging wind to parts of the area
ROANOKE, Va. – Zeta made landfall Wednesday as a strong Category 2 hurricane and has been racing through the Deep South ever since. Therefore, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the southern half of our region. Tropical storm warning in effect for the southern half of our viewing area ThursdayIn addition to the threat for localized flooding, there’s the potential for wind gusts to reach 50 mph between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in these locations. An additional 1-2″+ is expected from the storm, which could lead to flooding of creeks, streams, poor drainage and low-lying areas. FutureTracker - midday ThursdayAfter about 12 p.m., we’ll watch for some segments of high wind gusts and possible rotation (especially in Southside).
Several apartments in Danville damaged in building fire
DANVILLE, Va. – Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported structure fire on West Main St. at 8:02 pm Friday night. That’s where crews found a two story apartment building with heavy fire and smoke showing from the roof. Officials say there was severe fire damage to two second floor apartments. Six other apartments received damage in the way of smoke, heat, and water. Some are staying with family and friends along with some who were assisted by the Red Cross, who provided shelter.