Aug. 15, 2020
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Chesterfield County Police and Chesterfield Fire & EMS are starting evacuations of residences downstream from the Falling Creek Dam off Hopkins Road.
As of 5:45 p.m., the water level was over 100 feet, which is a stage three flood advisory for that dam.
Meadowbrook High School will open at 7 p.m. as a shelter for and the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter will open to accept pets from those who are being actively evacuated by Chesterfield Police and Fire & EMS. These shelters are not open for the general public.
Residents are reminded that shelter capacity has been greatly reduced due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Residents who come to the shelter should bring their own masks, pillows, blankets, medication, personal hygiene items, change of clothes and device chargers.
Photo: Map showing the Falling Creek inundation limits.