- NWS identified a category EF3 tornado (150 mph winds) affected the Timberlake Road area on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
- At this time, 16 businesses, and 2 duplexes have been reported as having received severe structural damage; some are total losses.
- Under the guidance of the NWS Blacksburg office, Campbell County Public Safety officials surveyed damage five miles east-southeast of Rustburg, and confirmed an EF1 tornado with a 1.7 mile long path length and maximum wind speeds of 90 MPH. Here are some specifics:
- The tornado first touched down five miles east-southeast of Rustburg near Carwile Road doing EF0 damage, where several small trees were uprooted or snapped. The tornado then tracked northeast peaking at EF1 along New Chapel Road and lifted just south of the New Chapel Road and Bethany Road intersection.
- A carport sustained damage and a manufactured home was moved off its foundation.
- A metal roof from a large shed was also peeled off.
- There were no transportable injuries and no reported fatalities during this weather event.
Structural Dollar Loss
Structural loss for the Timberlake area is estimated at $17,288,769.00 ($847,769.00 residential; $16,441,000.00 commercial).
Supplies for Affected Individuals:
- Gleaning for the World will be distributing supplies to storm-affected individuals/families at Timberlake United Methodist Church (21649 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg) on Monday, April 23, and Wednesday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vegetation Debris Disposal
- VDOT will provide curbside natural/vegetative debris pick-up for residences in the tornado affected areas of Campbell County.
- Only woody/natural storm debris should be placed behind ditch lines. Please do not place any household or structural debris in the ditch line areas or in the vegetation materials. VDOT crews will only pick up natural/vegetation materials. There is no size limit on natural debris pieces placed for pick-up.
- Residents with natural storm debris (brush, limbs, etc.) can contact Appomattox VDOT Residency Office at 434-352-5267 to coordinate material pick-up.
Additional Debris Disposal Options
- 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.
- 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.
Burning of Debris
- Please remember that the 4 p.m. burn ban remains in effect. Any burning must be conducted within local/state fire codes. Only natural debris/vegetation can be burned.
- 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.