Update: The National Weather Service will be sending a Storm Damage Survey Team to SW Giles county and Northern Pulaski county to determine the cause of the damage done by Friday’s storm that moved through at around 8 pm. Damage may have been strait line winds or possibly a tornado. The report should be available by Saturday afternoon or evening.
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Storms Friday produced damage in Giles, Pulaski and Pittsylvania Counties.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has received multiple reports of damage from storms earlier today.
In Giles County, Emergency Management reports numerous trees are down in the White Gate area of western Giles County, near the Bland County line. Several roads were blocked by down trees with trees reportedly down on vehicles.
In Pulaski County, Emergency Management reports numerous large trees are down along with structural damage to buildings on Sunrise Drive. Plus, up to 15 large trees are down along Alum Springs Road north of the town of Pulaski. Roads are blocked with downed trees and power lines.
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The WFXR Pinpoint Weather Team has been following storms this afternoon and evening while they traverse parts of the region.
While a few Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued, only one storm has produced known damage at this time.
According to a report submitted to the National Weather Service office in Blacksburg, Emergency Management in Pittsylvania County is saying that at around 5:00 p.m., several large trees are down along Kelly Drive in Gretna. One of the downed trees was a large oak tree that fell across a single-wide mobile home. The woman inside of the mobile home sustained a leg injury. There were also a few trees down on cars in the area as well as a few power poles which snapped.
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