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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service WAKEFIELD VA
350 PM EDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...Straight Line Wind Damage Confirmed In and Around Colonial
Beach Virginia...

Location...Colonial Beach - Westmoreland County Virginia
Date...April 21 2017
Estimated Time...7:20 pm to 7:30 pm EDT
Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...70 to 75 mph

* The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS Storm Data.

A severe thunderstorm moved across northern and eastern
Westmoreland county, especially areas near the Potomac River.
This storm produced hail in the 1 inch to 1.25 inch range, and
some straight line wind damage. The most significant damage
occurred in and just east of Colonial Beach Virginia, where many
trees were downed, boat shelters collapsed, and roofing material
was blown off a large building. Some damage to homes occurred,
primary due to trees falling on them. Power outages occurred to
much of the town of Colonial Beach. In addition, the storm
affected the area just south of Colonial Beach, where numerous
trees were also downed at Monroe Bay campground. Several
trailers were also damaged, one of which was blown over.


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