UPDATE 8:19 a.m.: Power outages and floodwater concerns continue across southwest Virginia, but especially in Henry County.
As of 8:13 a.m. on Monday, the number of households served by Appalachian Power who are currently facing outages spiked from 2,038 to 4,389 in the following localities:
- Botetourt County: 56
- Franklin County: 346
- Henry County: 3,745
- Montgomery County: 130
- Roanoke City: 83
- Roanoke County: 10
- Patrick County: 19
Appalachian Power says that Bedford, Campbell, Carroll, Floyd, and Pittsylvania counties each report less than five outages as of 8:13 a.m. on Monday. In addition, the five outages previously reported in Halifax County by Dominion Energy have disappeared from the outage map as of 7:45 a.m.
Henry County officials have not announced how long the county’s state of emergency declaration or the Smith River area’s CODE RED notification will stay in effect for the county. However, at 7:31 a.m., Henry County Department of Public Safety announced the flood watch in the area has been extended until 11 a.m. on Monday.
Residents are encouraged to report significant structural damage to their home or business to the Henry County Department of Public Safety by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leaving a message at (276) 634-4660. Make sure you include your name, address, valid phone number, and a description of the damage in your message.
(WFXR) — Power companies say more than 2,000 households are still without power Monday morning — with nearly 900 of them located in Henry County — following Sunday’s flooding and Henry County’s state of emergency announcement.
On the night of Sunday, May 24, Appalachian Power reported more than 2,800 power outages in Henry County alone.
However, as of 5:58 a.m. on Monday, May 25, Appalachian Power says 2,038 households are without power in the following localities:
- Floyd County: 718
- Franklin County: 343
- Henry County: 891
- Roanoke City: 67
- Patrick County: 19
Appalachian Power says that Campbell, Carroll, Roanoke, and Pittsylvania counties each report less than five outages as of 5:58 a.m. on Monday.
In addition, Dominion Energy‘s 6 a.m. update includes five customers in Halifax County without power.