Nelson County, Virginia
One day after 5 to 7 inches of rain poured off of the mountains in Western Nelson County, some roads either remain closed or damaged from intense flooding that hit Saturday afternoon. Nelson County Life followed the story minute by minute in pictures as it unfolded in this original breaking post. Tommy continually updated storm information as severe weather moved through. One family near the intersection of Route 250 & 151 had to be rescued from their house as flood waters quickly rushed in covering the house half way up to the roof line.
Above video from Glenthorne Loop Sunday around noon. Water continues flowing over the road at the bridge over Spruce Creek. Due to some bridge damage the road was closed.
In nearby Waynesboro, a mother and child were swept to their death from raging storm waters after they attempted to cross a flood swollen creek. And in neighboring Stuart’s Draft, a small tornado briefly touched down causing some damage. The flooding and that tornado were all part of a much larger system that caused extensive damage and death across the SE United States on Saturday.
Fortunately the start to the coming week will be much quieter. Though another chance for storms returns to the forecast around mid-week.