Governor Bob McDonnell issued an update Sunday regarding Virginia's ongoing recovery from the powerful derecho and thunderstorms that occurred June 29-30 and July 8. As of 8 p.m. Sunday, details on the impact of the storms and ongoing recovery efforts are listed below.
"Virginia was once again hit by severe weather today, knocking out power for many and causing more damage," said Governor McDonnell. "It has been a tough few weeks for many Virginians. They have suffered from record breaking temperatures and an historic storm that brought widespread damage and power outages. Now, many have lost power again. I ask Virginians to remain patient and to continue to help each other get through this latest storm."
Power Outages as of 8:00 p.m. Sunday:
Northern Virginia 18,648
Shenandoah Valley/Western Piedmont 5,921
Richmond Metro/Tri Cities 4,587
Amherst County 3,074
Roanoke, City of 2,445
Lynchburg, City of 2,099
Electrical Cooperatives 7,200
June 29-June 30th storm-related fatalities: 13
Two in Albemarle County; two in Bedford County; one in Chesapeake; four in Fairfax County; one in Loudoun County; one in Montgomery County; one in Richmond and one in Roanoke
19 closed (1 primary road and 18 secondary roads).
Severe Weather Outlook
Scattered thunderstorms are predicted through most of the week. Some of these storms may become strong to severe. Flooding may also become an issue as the week progresses with successive days of showers and thunderstorms with heavy rain.