Derecho! 10 Years Ago Today

©2012-2022 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : Many people living in Virginia woke up to views like these after a derecho hit the area on June 29, 2012. The was in front of our former BRLM office in Afton, Virginia,

Nelson County, Virginia

As the old saying goes, “If you know, you know!” None of us that lived through the derecho 10 years ago will every forget it or the word!

Image courtesy of University of Wisconsin : A satellite image of the derecho blossoming across our area 10 years ago today on June 29, 2012.

Below, a look back at the original story and some of the previous anniversaries of the 2012 derecho.

Also a look back from the NWS office in Sterling is here.

A look back from NWS office in Blacksburg is here. 


Major Storm Damage & Power Outages Across Nelson – Updated 1:20 AM Saturday


Five Years Ago Today : DERECHO!

CVEC & Backup Crews Working To Clear Last Remaining Outages


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