Flash flood emergency issued for Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County until 8:45 p.m.

By Jeff Williamson - Digital Content Manager

ROANOKE, Va. - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood emergency that includes Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem 8:45 p.m.

At 2:38 p.m., emergency management reported extreme flooding across the warned area as up to 6 inches of rain have already fallen in some areas with numerous swift water rescues and evacuations, according to the National Weather Service.

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