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Campbell County Officials have provided the following storm-related updates:
Overall Impact – The storm was isolated to the Timberlake Road area. Clean-up is underway. Officials have concluded there were no transportable injuries and no reported fatalities during this weather event. At this time, 16 businesses, and 2 duplexes have been reported as having received severe structural damage; some are total losses.
Power Outages – Approximately 191 residences in Campbell County remain without power. Crews are working as quickly as possible to restore downed lines; however, at the present time, there is no estimation as to when services will be restored. Please assume all downed power lines are live; keep a safe distance and contact your local power company.
Traffic – Timberlake Road has reopened; however, citizens are encouraged to remain alert, drive slowly and use caution as clean-up work continues in the respective area.
Storm Debris – Please use caution if removing any yard debris generated by the storm. Visit http://www.campbellcountyva.gov/230/Debris-Disposal for tips on how and where to dispose of these materials safely.
Volunteer Assistance – Officials thank volunteers for the many offers of assistance extended so far. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Public Safety via the non-emergency number, (434) 332-9540.
Security – Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is actively patrolling the affected areas as clean-up continues.
Schools – There was no serious structural damage reported to Campbell school buildings; however, there will be some needed roofing repairs and repairs to athletic field structures (dugouts, etc.). Campbell County schools are open as scheduled (Tuesday, April 17).
“We truly appreciate the efforts of those that have offered their support and have volunteered to assist the citizens affected by these storms. Although there is a great deal of clean up left to do, I am both touched and humbled to see the community coming out to help one another,” said Tracy Fairchild, Director of Public Safety. “I’d like to thank all the first responders, and volunteers who have rolled up their sleeves to help out their friends and neighbors. Their willingness to lend a hand is inspirational and we are so very grateful for their compassion and kindness as recovery efforts continue.”
Visit http://va-campbellcounty.civicplus.com/252/Severe-Weather-Tornadoes for personal safety practices following a severe weather event.