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Latest post-derecho update

Gov. Bob McDonnell issued an update today regarding Virginia’s ongoing recovery from the powerful derecho and thunderstorms that occurred June 29-30.

“This historic time of extended power outages has brought together local governments, volunteer groups, state agencies and utility companies to work in close coordination to care for our citizens and restore essential services as quickly as possible, ” said McDonnell. “It has been a trying time, and I am grateful for the progress that has been made and the patience our citizens have shown. We will continue our around-the-clock efforts until power has been restored to every household. In the meantime, I ask that every citizen be extremely careful in these high temperatures and seek cool places away from the intense heat.”

Power Outages as of 11:30 a.m.:

Statewide                                                                    70,601

APCO                                                                         65,512

·       City of Lynchburg                                          9,863

·       Roanoke, City of                                            9,581

·       Amherst County                                             7,627

·       Roanoke County                                            5,247

·       Bedford County                                              3,831

·       Giles County                                                   3,584

Dominion Power                                                        5,089

·       Shenandoah Valley/Western Piedmont         3,963

·       Northern Virginia                                          760

·       Richmond Metro/Tri-Cities                           253



Storm-related fatalities: 13

·       Two in Albemarle County; two in Bedford County; one in Chesapeake; four in Fairfax County; one in Loudoun County; one in Montgomery County; one in Richmond and one in Roanoke


Roads Closed

120 closed (11 primary road and 109 secondary roads). Previous numbers were incorrect due to a software reporting error.

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