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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
455 PM EDT Fri Oct 12 2018

...DAMAGE SURVEYS CONCLUDE STRAIGHT LINE WIND DAMAGE IN
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA AS WELL AS DANVILLE VIRGINIA AND
HALIFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA...


...Rockingham County North Carolina...

The National Weather Service, with the assistance of Rockingham
County Emergency Services, completed a survey of damage near
Reidsville, North Carolina. Numerous trees were found uprooted
and generally blown down in a southerly direction with a divergent
pattern, and over a broken path from just northwest of Reidsville
to the west side of the city of Reidsville. Wind speed estimates
were around 80 mph. This discontinuous path was about 5 miles in
length. A couple of trees fell on homes but damage to the homes
appeared minimal. Estimates are that this straight line wind
damage occurred between about 330 PM EDT and 400 PM EDT. Note,
that there had been at least one eyewitness account that they
believed to have seen a tornado, but the evidence of damage did
not support this. The National Weather Service wishes to thank
staff from Rockingham County North Carolina Emergency Services for
their significant assistance.


...Danville City Virginia...

Danville Emergency Management along with a representative from the
Virginia Department of Emergency Management surveyed damage to
trees in Ballou Park within the city and was confident in their
conclusion that this was due to straight line winds. Based on the
initial report time and review of Doppler radar, this damage
likely occured between 330 PM EDT and 345 PM EDT. The National
Weather Service greatly appreciates the efforts of the emergency
management officials from the City of Danville and VDEM in
conducting this survey.


...Halifax County Virginia...

Staff from Halifax County Emergency Management surveyed a
concentrated area of tree damage on Charlie Brown Lane about 5
miles west of the town of Halifax off of Route 360, and
determined this damage was the result of straight line winds. The
time of this damage was likely around 430 PM EDT based on review
of radar. The National Weather Service greatly appreciates the
efforts of Halifax County Emergency Management in conducting this
survey.


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