UPDATE: Henry County declares local state of emergency due to flooding

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Henry County has declared a state of local emergency due to flooding and a Code Red Emergency for residents located near the Smith River.

UPDATE 10:19 p.m.: AEP reports over 2,800 power outages in Henry County.

Courtesy: AEP

UPDATE 9:28 p.m.: Henry County has declared a Code Red Emergency for residents near the Smith River.

They say the river will continue to rise in the next few hours and into Monday morning.

HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Henry County Administrator Tim Hall has declared a state of local emergency.

There is significant flooding in the county and many roads are closed.

Residents are asked to stay off the roads at this time.

The Franklin County Department of Public Safety says it is sending rescue crews to the area.

This is an active emergency. Stay tuned for weather-related alerts and warnings.

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