Gov. McAuliffe warns residents to prepare for more storms

Associated Press

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is urging Virginia residents to prepare for more potentially damaging storms the rest of this week.

Following record rains on Tuesday, the National Weather Service says another storm is likely to bring heavy rainfall in Virginia by Friday.

And forecasters are looking at the potential for more rain from Hurricane Joaquin, which is expected to move up the East Coast this weekend.

McAuliffe says residents need to be aware of weather forecasts and get to a safe location in the event of further flooding.

A flood warning continued Wednesday for the Dan River from Danville to South Boston.

On Tuesday, Salem Fire Chief John Prillaman said water rescue teams removed 100 people from a low-lying apartment complex and trailer park as a precaution during heavy rains.

For the latest information on Joaquin, check out the NBC12 Weather Insider blog.

On August 27, 2011, Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina, passing through southeast Virginia. The storm caused wide-spread damage and knocked out power to thousands in the area for several days.

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