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Area rainfall totals from Sunday's storms

Image by Krzysztof Pluta from Pixabay

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Over the last 24 hours, our area saw more than enough rainfall, which caused numerous road closers and power outages, as saturated grounds caused trees to fall over.

Rainfall amounts:

  • Bassett: 4.57 Inches

  • Horse Pasture: 3.19 Inches

  • Ridgeway: 3.00 Inches

  • Martinsville City: 1.98 Inches

  • Rocky Mount: 1.01 Inches

  • Penhook: 0.91 Inches

  • Ferrum: 0.81 Inches

  • Ararat: 0.75 Inches

On top of the heavy rain, the Smith River at Bassett also saw its third highest record recorded at 12.49' feet at 8:00 PM Sunday.

The second highest was set back in 1950, with a measurement of 13.04', and the record high is 15.2' feet set back in 1987.

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