Today marks one year since the Staunton Floods – WHSV

(WHSV) – It has been one yr As a Outcome of The metropolis of Staunton expert critical flash floodin…….


(WHSV) – It has been one yr As a Outcome of The metropolis of Staunton expert critical flash flooding.

On August Eighth 2020, the night Appeared to be quiet with A potential remoted bathe or storm. The forecast lived As a lot as that however Inside the one space that noticed rain, it acquired here down in buckets creating flash flooding Inside the Queen City.

Simply earlier than 9 pm, heavy rain started falling in Staunton as an remoted storm primarily “sat” over The metropolis. By round 9 pm, it was evident that some flooding was going to happen however by 9:40 pm, flash flooding was happenring Inside The metropolis. At events precipitation costs of As a lot as 4 inches per hour have been noticed on radar.

Around 10:30 pm, heavy rain ceased over The metropolis of Staunton. Rain totals have been anyplace from 2.5 to 4 inches with some spots seeing over 7 inches In just over an hour and a half timeframe.

The Wharf District was hit very exhausting with the flooding as a lot of the damage happenred in that space. Central Avenue at one level Appeared like a dashing river. Rising water invaded native companies with staff working at Chicano Boy Taco having to climb on prime of the roof and into timber.

By Sunday morning, residents have been shocked On the damage. Flooding On this space has not been seen at this diploma for A very Very prolonged time. The flooding triggered $3.1 million Of damage and impacted 164 properties.

If You should see how The metropolis has recovered since that event, You will Have The power to Take A look at our Rebuilding From Disaster story.

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