Salem Officials Report Numerous High Water Rescues

Salem, VA - Salem's Swiftwater Rescue Team was very busy overnight asthe Roanoke River crested its banks.

The team was called out to rescue a young woman who was stuck in highwater on Kessler Mill Road. She was nothurt.

Salem Fire and EMS crews also performed 12 boat rescues overnightas the floodwaters threatening some residential areas. Ramey's Mobile Home Park and Salem Mobile Home Village wereevacuated.

There were voluntary evacuations at Riverland Trailer Park.

The Red Cross has opened up a shelter at Andrew Lewis MiddleSchool for anyone who is displaced.