Albemarle County officials continue search for person missing in flooding

albemarle countySearch and rescue efforts resumed this morning for a person who went missing as a result of a flash flood incident in Albemarle County at Old Ballard Road and Ivy Creek on the night of Wednesday, May 30.

One individual was rescued on the night of Wednesday, May 30. One victim was found deceased on Thursday, May 31. Crews continue to look for a missing person related to the same event. Continuing rain over the weekend and increased creek depth have made difficult conditions for search and rescue personnel.

Search operations include the use of ground, canine, and boat search teams. Searchers are covering over 7.2 miles of waterway from Old Ballard Road crossing to the South Fork Rivanna River Reservoir and the Reservoir itself. Volunteers trained in swift water rescue have provided assistance throughout this search effort.

The search area consists of extremely dangerous terrain and conditions. There are countless downed trees tangled in the waterways and huge piles of vegetative debris. Consequently, local volunteers are not being sought to aid the search effort.

Residents in the area with any information on the missing subject should contact the Emergency Operations Center at (434) 979-INFO or (434) 979-4636.

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Damage Assessment Reports Sought

The Charlottesville-UVA-Albemarle Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will continue taking flood damage reports on Tuesday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to make a report, please call 434-971-1263. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will return your call.

Residents are asked to report any storm-related damage that occurred between Wednesday evening, May 30, through Thursday, May 31, 2018.

The Albemarle County Damage Assessment Teams performed over 500 damage assessments in the Ivy area on Friday, June 1, 2018. Although many assessments were completed, people may not have been reached, so it is critical for residents to report any damage to the EOC.

The damage assessment process takes time and requires thorough evaluation and analysis of all the data that will then help officials determine any potential opportunities for government assistance.

Residents reporting damage will need the property owner’s name and phone number; renter’s name and phone number, if renting; property address; if the property is insured and/or renter’s insurance and if there is flood insurance; type of structure.

The EOC, and regional partners, appreciate the public’s patience with the damage assessment process and will provide updates on this process as available.

Albemarle County Sponsoring Week of Free Vegetative Disposal at Ivy MUC

Following the severe weather and subsequent flooding, Albemarle County is sponsoring a week of free disposal of vegetative debris for County residents at the Ivy Material Utilization Center (Ivy MUC). For more information, call the Rivanna Service Water Authority at (434) 977-2970.

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