Sunday, September 07, 2014

Augusta County photos: Thunderstorm damage in our yard

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The thunderstorm that rolled through my part of Augusta County west of Staunton around 3:30 Saturday afternoon took down two trees and caused more tree and fence damage. This, however, was one lucky car. The Bradford pear tree snapped off at the roots and fell neatly beside the car, not on it.


The storm with thunder, lightning, heavy rain, and destructive winds came out of the north so all damage in our yard was on the north end. Tree tops were broken out, limbs and leaves scattered and plastered all over the yard, outdoor furniture leaf-covered, flowering annuals pummeled, and small branches everywhere. We've got some work to do. Temperatures dropped from 86 to 66 degrees.

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