Afternoon Storms Cause Flooding, Damage In Greensboro

3:06 PM, Jul 21, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Around 2:30 Sunday afternoon, a small thunderstorm cell set up over Greensboro. About two hours later, the city was left with Doppler estimated 2-3" of rain and plenty of storm damage. Here are some of the Raleigh National Weather Service reports.

  • Trees fell on homes on Latham Road and Clayburn Street in Greensboro. 
  • Flooding near the intersection of North Church Street and East Cone Blvd resulting in road closure.
  • Multiple house fires due to lightning at North Elm Street near Lake Jeanette road in Greensboro.
  • Water rescue on Green Valley road near Westover Terrace.
  • Flooding in Latham Park
  • Car flooded & stuck under Benjamin Parkway at Green Valley
  • Bryan Blvd closed at Holden Road- several feet of water on the road.
  • Flooding near the intersection of Friendly Avenue and Tremont Drive.

The storm parked over the city and refused to move. The drenching rains were paired with gusty winds, small hail and a lot of lightning. The radar indicated more than 800 lightning strikes per hour in some places.

The was also a storm in Rockingham County. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for that cell. It also had heavy rain and abundant lightning. However, there was only one storm report issued by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg.

  • One tree down on a house along Longbow Road in Reidsville.

The water is receding but if you come to any standing water, remember- never walk or drive through it.

Turn around- don't drown!

WFMY News 2

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