City of Roanoke Declares Local State of Emergency

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell has declared a local state of emergency to exist within the City of Roanoke. 

Though forecasted conditions for our area appear to have improved slightly, there remains a significant amount of uncertainty and risk,” said Mr. Cowell.  “Out of an abundance of caution, I have issued a Declaration of a Local Emergency this morning. This action will also help ensure access to outside funding to assist in defraying costs associated with response or recovery from impact of the Hurricane. The Declaration is consistent with the action taken by Governor Northam on Sept. 8, and I believe prudent at this time.  I ask the residents of Roanoke to join us in continuing to prepare for a worst-case scenario, while praying for a best-case outcome.  Advanced preparations make individuals, families, and our first responders safer.”

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