The City of Danville has declared a local state of emergency due to the potential flooding it will receive due to Florence.
"During the meeting of our Emergency Operations team this morning, we decided to call for a local state of emergency. We are doing this because the NOAA projects that the Dan River will reach major flood stage this afternoon and rise from there over the late evening." Vice May Lee Vogler said in a Facebook post.
Vogler said that the purpose of the declaration was to enable them to move resources faster. Currently, the Dan River is already flooding it's banks with more expected over the next 24 hours.
STATE OF EMERGENCY - The City of Danville has declared a local state of emergency because of the potential flooding.— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) September 17, 2018
Here's a look at the Dan River this morning.
It's expected to crest at 2 p.m. tomorrow at 28.2 feet. pic.twitter.com/Y2SKLYtaLn