Danville is preparing for Tropical Storm Michael which will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the area.
Danville city leaders are expecting four to six inches of rain Thursday with the Dan River cresting at 24.7 feet.
The Public Works Department has set up water pumps on River Street to keep the street open, and it has loaded barricades on trucks to deploy if streets have to be closed.
Public works is providing sand for public use.
It will be available at the following locations:
- The recycling area at South Boston Road and Halifax Road.
- The empty lot at the corner of Main Street and Memorial Drive.
Sandbags are not being provided.
Danville Utilities crews are on standby and prepared to work 16-hour shifts if necessary.