Storm Events Database

Event Details

Event Flash Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State VIRGINIA
County/Area FRANKLIN
WFO RNK
Report Source Emergency Manager
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-07-25 14:35:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 2ENE BARFOOT
Begin Lat/Lon 36.99/-79.9
End Date 2011-07-25 17:00:00.0 EST-5
End Location 1W ROCKY MT
End Lat/Lon 37/-79.9
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 40.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The upper level ridge that had been over the region weakened on the 25th as an upper level storm system moved across the area. This allowed for numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop during the afternoon. Enough instability was present for a few of these storms to become severe. Copious amounts of moisture also existed, allowing these storms to produce very heavy rainfall as well.
Event Narrative Heavy rain of 4.1 inches in just over 90 minutes caused flash flooding of Furnace Creek as well as urban poor drainage flooding in Rocky Mount. Around a dozen streets were closed and water was flowing into some businesses downtown. Several cars received water damage, and two homes received damage to their cinder block basements. Extensive damage also occurred at the Furnace Creek Swim Club as the pool and surrounding areas became flooded with 2 feet of water.


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 48.00K 0.00K
MEADOWS OF DAN PATRICK CO. VA 07/25/2011 13:24 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WAIDSBORO FRANKLIN CO. VA 07/25/2011 14:02 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
UNION HALL FRANKLIN CO. VA 07/25/2011 14:32 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BARFOOT FRANKLIN CO. VA 07/25/2011 14:35 EST-5 Flash Flood 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
HENRY FORK FRANKLIN CO. VA 07/25/2011 14:36 EST-5 Lightning 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
ENONVILLE BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 07/25/2011 14:44 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OMEGA HALIFAX CO. VA 07/25/2011 15:45 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 4.00K 0.00K
HITESBURG HALIFAX CO. VA 07/25/2011 15:56 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 2.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 48.00K 0.00K