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Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain
State VIRGINIA
County/Area HENRY
WFO RNK
Begin Date 12/07/2011 16:18:00 EST-5
Begin Range 1
Begin Azimuth N
Begin Location BASSETT FORKS
Begin Lat/Lon 36.74/-79.95
End Date 12/08/2011 04:30:00 EST-5
End Range 1
End Azimuth W
End Location SMITHS STORE
End Lat/Lon 36.7/-80.01
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong area of low pressure passed north of the region with it associated cold front sweeping across the area. Showers and storms along this front produced very heavy rain that prompted flooding over portions of Virginia the evening of the 7th through the early morning hours of the 8th. Rainfall amounts over a two day period were on the order of two to four inches along and just east of the crest of the Blue Ridge. Strong storms formed along it once it crossed roughly a Lynchburg VA to Danville VA line. Some of these strong storms increased to severe levels and produced damaging wind gusts.
Event Narrative One to three inches of rain falling over a two day period caused flooding and a landslide in Henry county. The landslide occurred on Fairy Stone Park Highway southeast of Bassett. Several roads around Bassett also flooded, including Sunny Brook Circle, Route 57 and Ridgewood Lane, and Stones Dairy Road.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 299.00K 0.00K
(HSP)INGALLS FLD HOT BATH CO. VA 12/07/2011 16:15 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
BASSETT FORKS HENRY CO. VA 12/07/2011 16:18 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LEXINGTON ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 12/07/2011 16:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LITHIA BOTETOURT CO. VA 12/07/2011 16:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
GOSHEN ROCKBRIDGE CO. VA 12/07/2011 16:30 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
ROCKY MT FRANKLIN CO. VA 12/07/2011 16:50 EST-5 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
NARUNA CAMPBELL CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:07 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 60.00K 0.00K
NATHALIE HALIFAX CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:23 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ASPENWALL CHARLOTTE CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:24 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 60 kts. EG 0 0 25.00K 0.00K
ROUGH CREEK CHARLOTTE CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:28 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
WINGINA BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:38 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.90K 0.00K
VIRGILINA HALIFAX CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:40 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
PUBLIC FORK CHARLOTTE CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:42 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
CURDSVILLE BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:50 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
SHEPPARDS BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:51 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.30K 0.00K
DILLWYN BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 12/07/2011 17:51 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.50K 0.00K
CURDSVILLE BUCKINGHAM CO. VA 12/07/2011 18:00 EST-5 Thunderstorm Wind 56 kts. EG 0 0 0.30K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 299.00K 0.00K