Two important storm updates:
* First, AEP warns that it could be Saturday, July 7 before power is restored to some customers in Botetourt County and other communities. The Roanoke Times has details on that announcement in this storm coverage update.
* Secondly, the Botetout Utilities Department has declared a water emergency and urges citizens to conserve water.
strong>OTHER STORM COVERAGE:
* Regional storm coverage from The Roanoke Times
* Weather journalist Kevin Myatt has weather updates on the Weather Journal
* Gov. Bob McDonnell declares state of emergency
* Health department issues advisory on what to do with food after power outage
* More photos of storm damage around Botetourt County
* Botetourt EMS statement, warning about new storms, photos of storm damage
* Fincastle Baptist Church open as a shelter
* Lord Botetourt High School open as a shelter
* Carrie Nolan shares photo of downed tree in Blue Ridge
* Photos and first-person account of storm damage at Buchanan Carnival
* Both Botetourt American Legion baseball games scheduled for Saturday night are postponed due to weather
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