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Strong storms cause power outages across Henry County

HENRY COUNTY, VA – Many customers in our area are waking up in the dark Monday morning after severe storms blew through overnight.

Here is a county-by-county look at power outages in our area:

  • Franklin: 95

  • Henry: 873

  • Patrick: 309

According to Appalachian Power, there is not an estimate time of when electricity is expected to be restored.

A number of tornado, flash flood, and severe storm alerts were issued between 5 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.

Northern Henry County seem to be the hardest hit area with damaging winds.

Forecast models have been hinting these strong line of severe storms for several days, as they formed in the mid-west states.

High winds will be the main issue Monday, as a wind advisory is issued for our coverage area until 4 p.m.

Winds will be out of the south with sustained winds between 15 to 30 miles per hour. Higher gust could peak up to 50 miles per hour.

When it is safe to do so, please send in your photos to our Facebook page or email them here.

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