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Emergency Services Coordinator Letter Oct. 10

To: Citizens of Wythe County

As of this morning, Hurricane Michael was classified as a category 4 hurricane. Michael made landfall around 1:30 p.m. After landfall, the hurricane is moving Northwest into Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and then Southeast Virginia prior to heading back out to the Atlantic Ocean. This path is South of our area. The concern is twofold at this time. First, Michael is a very large storm. Our area could get rains from outer bands of the storms. Michael will also be meeting a front coming from the east that should keep it on this path, but bring us rains and cooler weather as the week continues. Second, this could be a changing storm. As we learned from Florence, Hurricanes can change from initial forecasts.

Wythe County is prepared for possible events th...

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Department of Emergency Management Letter for Sept. 15, 2018

September 15, 2018

Citizens of Wythe County

Rains from Florence will begin today and continue throughout the first of the week. As of today, Wythe County could receive up to 5 to 9 inches of rain in areas. With the potential of these amounts to fall, flooding as well as land slides are potential hazards. River flooding is also a threat for our county. There are projections of moderate to major flooding for the New River with Galax being projected to be 15 feet above flood level and Pulaski to be 22 feet above flood level. AEP has lowered the levels of water at the Buck and Billesby Dam and are not holding extra water at this time.

Wythe County is still urging citizens to be prepared and stay vigilant for the storm to come. Visit wytheco...

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