Severe thunderstorm warning in Lunenburg; residents asked to take cover

Published 11:04 am Monday, September 17, 2018

The National Weather Service (NWS) is asking Lunenburg residents to take cover due to a severe thunderstorm warning issued Monday morning.

“At 10:56 AM EDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Rehoboth, or 9 miles southwest of Victoria, moving northeast at 40 mph,” the NWS cited.

The warning was previously a tornado warning.

The NWS is calling for approximately 70 miles per hour wind gusts, and to expect considerable tree damage. The NWS said damage is likely to
mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

“This severe thunderstorm will be near, Lunenburg around 11:05 AM EDT,” the NWS cited. “Victoria and Kenbridge around 11:10 AM EDT.”

Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Bacons Fork, Gary, Irby, Wilburn, Gills Corner, Loves Mill, Murdocks,
Forkland, North View and Nutbush.

“For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building,” the NWS cited. “This thunderstorm is capable of producing destructive straight line winds and tornadoes. Move quickly to a safe shelter such as an interior room, a bathroom, closet or basement. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.”

The NWS recommended contacting local law enforcement for severe weather in addition to contacting the NWS at 757-899-2415, posting to the
NWS Wakefield Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSWAKEFIELDVA.