Rockingham County declares state of emergency after severe weather

Rockingham County declares state of emergency after severe weather



YOU MAY HAVE TO DRESS DIFFERENTLY FOR MOTHER’S DAY. I WILL EXPLAIN THAT, COMING UP. DAVONTE: THANK YOU. CLOUDS STARTED MOVING THROUGH EARLY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, GIVING US AN UNEASY FEELING AT WHAT WAS TO COME FOR PARTS OF OUR VIEWING AREA. WE’RE FOLLOWING REPORTS OF A POTENTIAL TORNADO IN REIDSLLVI THAT IS WHERE WE BEGIN OUR TEAM COVERAGE THIS MORNING. SATURDAY OUR JACKIE PASCALE AND BILL O’NEIL ARE ON THE GROUND IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. BILL, WE ARE LESS THAN THE HOUR AWAY BEFORE CREWS GETAC BK TO THAT COMMAND POST. BILL: THAT IS RIGHT. WE ARE WAITINGO T HEAR FROM THE EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECT AIR. TELLS US THIS MORNING THEY WILL HAVE THE DRONES IN THE AIR, GET A BETTER IDEAF OTHE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT IN THE AREA. HE SAID LAST NIGHT WHAT THEY DID WAS THROUGH WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO BE ETH DAMAGE, LOOKING FOR INJURIES, ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN HURT. THE GOOD NEWS IS THEY HAVE NO OFFICIAL REPORTS OF ANY ONE BEING INJURED IN WHAT WAS REALLY A TERRIBLE STORM LAST NIGHT. DOWN IN GREENSBORO, IT SOUNDED AWFUL. IT LOOKED AWFUL WHEN YOU HEARD THE WIND COMING THROUGH. BUT ROCKINGHAM COUNTY REALLY TOOK THE BRUNT OF IT. HARD TO BELIEVE, ETH TORNADOON THE GROUND FOR AN HOUR. THAT WOULD BE UNBELIEVABLE. THANK GOODNESS IT WAS IN A MORE RURAL AREA SUCH AS ROCKINGHAM AND NOT A PLACE LIKE GREENSBORO – IT WOULD HAVE COST A LOT MORE DAMAGE. THERE IS DAMAGE HERE. DAMAGE TO HOMES, DOWNED TREES, DOWNED POWER LINES. TODAY, LATER ON, THEY HOPE TO HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF HOW MUCH DAMAGE THERE WAS. SAM PA, GEHE T SHERIFF HERE IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, TLSEL US THAT THEY DODGED ONE TONIGHT. SHERIFF SAM PAGE: THE LORD WAS OKLOING OUT FOR EVERYBODY TONIGHT, BECAUSE WHEN YOCAU HAVE AND TORNADO OR SOME TYPE OF TORNICAD ACTIVITY COME AND H AIT NEIGHBORHOOD AND NO ONE GET INJURED, WE ARE MIGHTY LUC.KY YES, S.IR THE LORD LOOKING OUT FOR US. IT LOOKED LIKE A TIDAL WAVE FROM THE CLOUDS. I DO NOT HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION. WE ARE STILL ASSESSING. BUT IT WAS A PRETTY BAD STORM. NORTH CAROLINA, IN THIS AREA, WE ARE NOT IMMUNE. WE HAVE HAD TORNADIC ACTIVIT BEFORE. BUT AGAIN, LIKE TO SAID, THIS WAS A PRETTY BAD STORM TONIGHT, AND IT AFFECTED A LOT OF PEOPL AGAIN, WE GOT POWER OUTAGES, WE GOT TREES DOWN. BUT WE ARE VERY, VERY LUCKY. THE LORD IS LOOKING OUT FOR US. OR ONE, FAR AS I KNOW, HAS BNEE INJURED, AND THAT’S A BLESSING. BI: LL VERY, VERY LUCKY INDEED. FOR MORE OFUR FROM STORM COVERAGE, LET’S GO TO JACKIE PASCALE. SHE IS STANDING BY IN REIDSVILLE. GOOD MORNING. JACK: GOOD MORNING. WE ACTUALLY GOT A DIFFERENT PERSPECTEIV FMRO WHAT WE WERE LAST DOING ON OUR WI XISHOWS. WE GOT INTO THE BACKYARD OF A HOME THAT WAS REALLY DAMAGED LAST NIGHT. LOOK AT THIS TREE. COMPLETELY UPROOTED IN THIS YARD. THIS IS A HOUSE ON WENTWORTH STRE, ET WHERE A LOT OF THE DAMAGE CAN BE SEEN. YOU CAN SEE HOWIG B THIS TREE IS. ALSO, THROUGH THE ENTIRE BACKYARD, THERE IS DEBRIS SCTEATRED AROUND. IF YOU WANT TO SHOW THIS TRAMPOLINE AND THE YARD HERE, JUST BLOWN OVER. IN ONE OF THE TESRE FROM THE FRONT YARD ALSO UPROOTED. THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON THE BACKYARD, HOW MASSIVE IT IS COMPARED TO THIS HOUSE. WE WERE CHATTING WITH ONE OF THE FRIENDS WHO CAME TO CHECK ON THE NEIGHBORS. THEY ARE VERY THING FOR TO HAV THESE NEIGHBORS. THEY WERE TNO HOME WHEN THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. THANKFULLY, THEY WERE OUT AT DIER.NN THEY WERE RYVE THANKFULHAT T NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AS A WHOLE BUT ESPECIALLY FROM THEIR FRIEND’S HOME. WE YOU WILL HEAR FROM THEM LATER ISTH EVENING AND OUR NEWSCAST, BUT A LOT OF FOLKS ARE DRIVING AROUND, CHECKING HOME

Rockingham County declares state of emergency after severe weather

Rockingham county has declared a state of emergency following severe weather Friday night. Multiple homes have been damaged by trees after a possible tornado touched down in the county. Areas in the county also received extensive wind damage, downed trees and power outages. Saturday to determine if a tornado touched down. Additionally, Rockingham County Emergency Management will conduct drone flights Saturday to take aerial photos of damage and determine the path of the storm. The Rockingham County Department of Emergency Services says at 7:18 pm Friday, the county was placed under a tornado warning. At 7:40, emergency dispatchers started to receive reports of damaged structures from a possible tornado. Sheriff Sam Page said crews considering Wentworth Street, Salem Church Road, Sunset View Road, County Home Road, among others. He told WXII there were initial reports of people trapped in homes, but so far no injuries or deaths have been reported. In some areas, first responders have been unable to get their vehicles past downed trees. “The Lord was looking out for us, because the Lord was looking out for us,” told WXII’s Kenny Beck. “It looks like a tidal wave from the clouds. I don’t know all the information, we’re still assessing, but it’s a pretty bad storm. , but again, this was a pretty bad storm tonight and it affected a lot of people. No one, as far as I know, was injured and that’s a blessing. “First responders have set up a joint incident command at Rockingham Community College. The county’s department of emergency services says the Red Cross and Rockingham County Health and Human Services for help. You can contact Rockingham County Emergency Communications at 336-634-3300.

Rockingham county has declared a state of emergency following severe weather Friday night.

Multiple homes have been damaged by trees after a possible tornado touched down in the county. Areas in the county also received extensive wind damage, downed trees and power outages.

Saturday to determine if a tornado touched down.

Additionally, Rockingham County Emergency Management will conduct drone flights Saturday to take aerial photos of damage and determine the path of the storm.

The Rockingham County Department of Emergency Services says at 7:18 pm Friday, the county was placed under a tornado warning. At 7:40, emergency dispatchers started to receive reports of damaged structures from a possible tornado.

Sheriff Sam Page said crews considering Wentworth Street, Salem Church Road, Sunset View Road, County Home Road, among others. He told WXII there were initial reports of people trapped in homes, but so far no injuries or deaths have been reported.

In some areas, first responders have been unable to get their vehicles past downed trees.

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Storm damage on Wentworth Street in Reidsville
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Storm damage on Wentworth Street in Reidsville

“The Lord was looking out for us, because the Lord was looking out for us,” told WXII’s Kenny Beck. “It looks like a tidal wave from the clouds. I don’t know all the information, we’re still assessing, but it’s a pretty bad storm. , but again, this was a pretty bad storm tonight and it affected a lot of people. No one, as far as I know, was injured and that’s a blessing. “

First responders have a joint incident command at Rockingham Community College.

The county’s department of emergency services says the Red Cross and Rockingham County Health and Human Services for help. You can contact Rockingham County Emergency Communications at 336-634-3300.

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