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Governor Ralph Northam has declared a state of emergency in response to heavy rain and flooding in several areas in Virginia.
According to a news release, "Localities in Southwest Virginia have been particularly hard hit by flooding, and as the storm continues to move east across Virginia, impacts and storm damage are expected statewide."
According to reports from emergency crews, more than 500 residents in and around the town of Richlands, in Tazewell County, have been displaced by flooding and needed rescue from their homes. A number of roads in southwest Virginia are closed or washed out.