Nelson County Flooding

November 29, 2005

The rain has been falling all day and it's been falling quite heavily. This has lead to some tremendous flooding problems in parts of Nelson County, near Massies Mill off Route 56 West.

The rainfall estimates over the area have been very impressive, with some locations reporting 3-6 inches, with locally higher amounts. Nelson County residents say that the water levels are rising and that they are rising rapidly.

"[It's] getting pretty rough because they're calling for more rain, I think. And since I've been home, since 1:30 p.m. or 2 p.m., the water's risen about another foot since I've come up here the first time," said Larry Allen, a resident of Nelson County.

With the rain still coming down, water levels are likely to continue rising. It's also important to remember that we may not have seen the worst of the water levels yet, as all of the water from the mountains still has to drain down into the rivers in the valleys.

The National Weather Service reminds motorists that if they come to a water covered roadway, the best thing they can do is turn around and get out of harm's way.

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