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Pulaski County and Town have been fortunate to have a lull in the constant rain that has affected us since Saturday. Water is still rushing through the Peak Creek Channel downtown, but the water level has subsided.

There are still areas of local flooding in the Town so please do not drive into standing or moving water. It seems absurd to say this, but please stay out of Peak Creek. This flood is not a recreational event.

Emergency personnel continue to be on alert and will remain so as long as the threat of further flooding continues. As in any flood event there are multiple hazards and risks. These include rising water, downed power lines, potential sewer contamination, missing manhole covers, downed trees, contaminated water, and general public safety concerns.

There is the POTENTIAL for additional rainfall during the evening hours. Please take caution and avoid flood-prone areas if at all possible.

Call 911 for emergencies ONLY. For non-emergency information about the flood event, call 980-7800.
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The following is the 11 AM update on the current flooding conditions in the Town of Pulaski and in Pulaski County on April 24, 2017:

'The Emergency Operations Center is opened and staffed as Unified Command with Pulaski Fire Department, Pulaski Police Department, Pulaski County Emergency Management, and Town of Pulaski Administrative Staff.

Affected areas within the Town of Pulaski as of this update - Lottier Street is still closed and impassible due to water crossing the roadway. Kersey Bottom (Melbourn Rd & Crescent Street) is partially closed due to high water.

Dora Highway between Birch Street and Prince Avenue is closed due to high water.

Commerce Street Bridge at Kersey Bottom is still open but is being watched closely for possible closure.

Several Roads in the Pulaski County are closed due to high water.
Refer to 511Virginia on VDOT's web page for updates on road closures.
No evacuations have been issued as of 1100hrs on this date.

No reported structures damaged or injuries as of 1100 hrs on this date.

Flood gauges and updates:

Peak Creek flood gauge @ 1000hrs was at 8.5ft above normal.
New River at Allisonia @ 1000hrs was 9.21ft above normal.
Since midnight, the water flowing through Claytor Lake Dam went from 8000 cfs (cubic feet per second) to 40,300 cfs at 1000 hrs.

Safety message to the Public: Turn around, don’t drown. Don’t cross any roads with standing or moving water!
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Thanks Kristie for these images at Lottier Street and the RR Bridge nearby. ... See MoreSee Less

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moderate rain
humidity: 93%
wind: 8mph NE
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