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A look at how flooding has impacted Martinsville, Henry County this week


PHOTO: Denise Lane

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Over the last few days, Martinsville and Henry County has seen at least two and three months worth of rainfall, which has caused a number of flooded roadways and downed trees.


According to the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, a flash flood watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Thursday for our area and a flood warning until 12 a.m. on Friday.


Forecast models are forecasting another one to two inches by Friday morning, as an area of low pressure will begin to finally move out.


Another thing to keep an eye on is rivers, streams, and creeks, as they are forecasted to peak this holiday weekend.


The Smith River at Martinsville is expected to crest near or at action to minor stage, the Pigg River near Sandy Level near minor stage at 18 feet by Friday afternoon, and the Smith River at Bassett near action stage.


When coming across any flooded roadways, turn around, don't drown.


Here's a list of rainfall amounts since Tuesday:

  • Martinsville: 8-9.50 inches

  • Henry County: 8.00-9.50 inches

  • Patrick County: 8.50-9.50 inches

  • Franklin County: 7.50-9.00 inches

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