Storm Damage In Arvonia

By: Venton Blandin
By: Venton Blandin

June 2, 2006

Although we got a bit of rain in Charlottesville on Friday, a thunderstorm unleashed it's fury on parts of Buckingham County Thursday.

"Oh it was just a roaring sound, and a beating sound with the hail beating against the house," said Curtis Lambert a resident who saw trees fall on her pick-up truck."

The sound Curtis Lambert heard was of a thunderstorm making its way through Arvonia. The storms evidence looks like of a tornado, or even a small micro burst.

"You could see how it chipped all the limbs, and threw the leaves off of the trees," added Lambert.

While several homes were wrapped by fallen trees tangled by power lines, the national weather service said, it was just thunderstorm. A thunderstorm Lambert got to see up close, just how much damage even a small storm can do, only in the first inning of a busy hurricane season.

"Oh, yes. I was really shocked because it lifted that big cedar tree up, and threw it across my truck," added Lambert.

Buckingham County officials walked around the town to check out damaged parts.

The management coordinator said nothing was significant enough to classify as an emergency.

Still, there was a need for crews to cut trees away from block intersections.

Grateful no one was hurt, Lambert is now looking to driving trough Arvonia in her favorite truck again.

"I liked the truck, but I am hoping it did not do it so bad that we can't fix it," added Lambert.

The National Weather Service is aware of the damage in Buckingham County, but again they say it was a only a thunderstorm.

The amount of damage did not total enough to bring NWS officials to the area.

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