Danville's fire chief talks about city's growth a year after Hurricane Michael

  • Source: WBDJ7 Roanoke News
  • Published: 10/09/2019 07:44 AM

This week marks one year since Hurricane Michael made landfall. In Danville, the storm caused millions of dollars in damage. "We've been through several emergencies but Michael hit us more than, it caused more damage than I can remember in my history," said Fire Chief David Eagle in a sit-down interview. October 11, 2018 is when the damage was most visible. There was knee-deep flooding, dozens of cars stranded and even more people stuck in rising water. "And that's something that we weren't prepared for. And it's something that happened really fast," said Eagle. Seven inches of rain came down in just 90 minutes. As Danville's Fire chief and emergency management coordinator, David Eagle reflects: He said he can't shake the images of the water that destroyed roads, houses, and businesses.


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