Richlands, Virginia sits in a valley. The Clinch River winds through Richlands and its surrounding towns. The river banks started to overflow Saturday afternoon. Grassy backyards became ponds, roads became rivers. While nothing was catastrophic, residents and business owners still had some cleaning up to do.
Church staff even used shovels to loosen the drainage ditches along the front parking lot by the road. Flooding improved Sunday afternoon, but worsened that evening, church services were still on as scheduled. After services ended, the flood line got closer to the establishment. With drier days ahead, the flooding waters will recede and clean up efforts will begin.