Waynesboro ranked #5 on list of safest weather cities in Virginia

storm-clouds-headerThe Old Dominion can handle its fair share of severe weather. In 2004, Virginia experienced high winds, flooding, and tornadoes resulting from six hurricanes – Hurricane Alex, Hurricane Charley, Hurricane Gaston, Hurricane Frances, Hurricane Ivan, and Hurricane Jeanne – that struck over a two-month period.

Hurricane Gaston hit Richmond, causing a major flash flood and killing eight people. After that, 13 tornadoes were produced, ripping through the state and resulting in about $130 million in damage.

HomeownersInsurance.com researchers decided to take a look at occurrences of flood, wind, lightning, and hail to determine the cities in Virginia that are the safest from severe weather.

Manassas Park ranked #1 overall, with Waynesboro at #5, with a lightning score of zero and one of the lowest hail scores overall. Harrisonburg was #6, with one of the lowest hail scores and a lightning score of zero.

Among other cities on the list were Staunton at #7 and Charlottesville at #10.

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