People in flood prone areas of Roanoke urged to evacuate

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People who live in low-lying areas that are historically prone to flooding are being urged to evacuate now, in advance of expected heavy rainfall Sunday.

Roanoke leaders issued an advisory Saturday afternoon, encouraging evacuations in anticipation of flash flooding.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Berglund Center Special Events Center.

Areas highlighted in blue on the map below are considered flood prone.

For shelter information visit: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter.html