Campbell County Officials continue to survey and assess damage in the Timberlake area from Sunday’s storm. Estimates will be shared once data is compiled.
Public Safety Director, Tracy Fairchild, reiterates her sincere gratitude for the first responders and community volunteers who have continued to support public safety efforts in the Timberlake area throughout the duration of the storm, and its subsequent recovery detail.
“I honestly cannot thank the community enough for their support while we continue recovery efforts,” said Tracy Fairchild, Director of Public Safety. “I am extremely fortunate to work with such dedicated and committed volunteers and staff. These first responders truly care about the citizens in Campbell County, but beyond that, the community cares deeply about each other. Visiting the area and seeing neighbors helping neighbors in their time of need, really helps to keep us all going. We are so very grateful – Campbell County is so very grateful.”
State of Emergency Declaration
- A state of emergency was declared by Campbell County Officials on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.
- The tornado, which NWS has identified as a category F3 (150 mph winds), affected the Timberlake Road area. Clean-up is continues.
- Officials have concluded there were no transportable injuries and no reported fatalities during this weather event. At this time, 16 businesses, and 2 duplexes have been reported as having received severe structural damage; some are total losses.
- Campbell County Officials have also identified an additional area affected by the storm; New Chapel and Carwile Roads respectively. Officials are working collaboratively with NWS to survey this area for damage and determine the level of the storm. Information will be released once available.
- “Storm-affected residents (who are non-commercial landfill users) with storm debris may haul materials to the Region 2000 landfill site, located at 449 Livestock Road, Rustburg, VA.
- Friday’s operating hours will remain from 7a.m. – 4 p.m. The landfill will be extending hours on Saturday and Sunday, opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m.
- Vegetative debris may be deposited at the Campbell County convenience center (outside the landfill gates).
- Residents (non-commercial users) with structural storm debris will receive a pass card to proceed to the main landfill site to dispose of any non-vegetative storm debris. Residents should be prepared to bring a current utility bill or driver’s license with proof of Campbell County residency (physical address).”
- Please use caution if removing any yard debris generated by the storm. Visit http://www.campbellcountyva.gov/230/Debris-Disposal for tips on how and where to dispose of these materials safely.
- Approximately 1 residence in Campbell County remains without power as a direct result of the storm; however, 93 residences are without electricity due to an unrelated pole fire. Crews are working as quickly as possible to restore service; however, at the present time, there is no restoration time estimate. Please assume any downed power lines are live; keep a safe distance and contact your local power company.
- There are currently no traffic advisories or street/road closures; however, citizens are encouraged to remain alert, drive slowly and use caution as clean-up work continues in affected areas.
- Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is actively patrolling the affected areas as clean-up continues.
- There was no serious structural damage reported to Campbell school buildings; however, there will be some needed roofing repairs and repairs to athletic field structures (dugouts, etc.). Campbell County schools are open as scheduled).
Total number of 9-1-1 calls received from 7:00 p.m. on 04/15/2018 to 7:00 a.m. on 04/16/2018
Agencies responded in Campbell County
- Campbell County Public Safety
- Campbell County Sheriff’s Office
- Brookville-Timberlake Volunteer Fire Department
- Evington Volunteer Fire Department
- LynDan Heights Volunteer Fire Department
- Forest Fire Department
- Bedford County SOC Team
- Bedford County Public Safety
- Campbell County Rescue Squad
- Concord Rescue Squad
- Virginia State Police
- Bedford County Sheriff’s Office
Businesses with severe damage:
- Waterlick Garage (2 different buildings)
- The Floor Show
- Med Express
- Century 21
- Burger King
- Point Source Audio
- (also a vacant building located there)
- (former) Omni Auto Sound
- 20715 Timberlake Rd Suites 101,103 &106 (Dr. Sloop’s office)
- St. Clair Eye Center
- Builders’ Choice
- Betty Brite Cleaners
- 2 duplex buildings were also severely damaged
- The Campbell County Department of Public Safety uses an emergency alert system called CodeRED and encourages all residents and businesses to register for these alerts. The CodeRED platform works jointly with the Campbell County GIS database, the federal IPAWS network, and the National Weather Service to send automated messages about large scale threats, such as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. Public Safety can send automated emergency alerts to county residents’ landline phones throughout the locality with the notification system. It can also send automated emergency alerts to cell phones of those who register for the alerts.
- For additional information on the CodeRED platform, or to register, please visit: http://www.campbellcountyva.gov/566/CodeRED-Emergency-Alert-System
Visit http://va-campbellcounty.civicplus.com/252/Severe-Weather-Tornadoes for personal safety practices following a severe weather event.