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Roanoke Fire-EMS Pumps out Floodwater

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The end of Harvest Lane has been flooded since last week.

On Thursday, the city decided that the area needed to be pumped before potential rain moves in this weekend.

Roanoke Fire-EMS created a pipe system that's over 1,400 feet long. Firefighters set up the unit early this morning, which is pumping out over 1,000 gallons of water per minute.

Chief David Hoback estimates that his division will be pumping water for the next 20 hours until the majority of the water is gone.

The city hopes that by removing a large portion of the water, nature will quickly take care of the rest.