The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Appomattox County, southwestern Buckingham County, and eastern Amherst County until 6:45 p.m.
At 5:46 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Buffalo Springs, or five miles northwest of Bent Creek, moving south at 25 mph.
HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.
IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage
to roofs, siding, and trees.
* Locations impacted include...
Appomattox National Historic Park...
Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds, as well as
deadly cloud to ground lightning. For your safety, move to an
interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Stay away
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
When it is safe to do so, please send your reports of hail of any
size, as well as reports of any wind damage, including downed trees
or large limbs, to the National Weather Service by calling toll free