UPDATE: Evacuations, rescues underway in Botetourt, Roanoke counties

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UPDATE 1:05 p.m.: First responders in both Botetourt and Roanoke counties are rescuing and evacuating people amid Wednesday’s flooding.

Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS are evacuating people from Willowbrook Mobile Home Park due to flooding. Dozens have evacuated voluntarily, but some prefer to stay in their home. Rescue teams are prepared in case the flooding gets worse.

The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office told WFXR News first responders were dispatched to rescue a motorist who drove into moving water on Wednesday morning, but the motorist had escaped the car on their own and was rescued by people in the area.

The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says crews assisted two different sets of motorists in the Hollins/North County area who drove into flooded roads.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — According to the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office, evacuations are underway at the Willowbrook Mobile Home Park due to floodwaters reaching some of the homes Wednesday morning.

A representative for the sheriff’s office says first responders across Botetourt County are working to evacuate and temporarily relocate residents in low-level areas during the flash flood warning.

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