Update



This afternoon’s heavy rains  led to localized street flooding in the downtown Roanoke area as close to two inches of rain came down in about 45 minutes. Roanoke Fire-EMS reports its  Swift Water Rescue Team helped a stranded motorist in the 900 block of Campbell Ave. The thunderstorms that moved through also left more than 1,800 customers in Roanoke City and County without power.

Doug Bock photo

Doug Bock photo

Water Rescue

Roanoke Fire-EMS photo