Streetlights just went out as far I can see & the power is flickering up&down. Y’all ok out there?
PHOTO by Daniel Farrell
@chpn I’m a survivor (sung by destiny’s child)
Lots a flickering going on, but so far so good.
St. John’s is dark.
No power, but no damage either…at least that we can see…
So far ok few limbs down but have power
Welp, spoke too soon. St. John’s is back on.
@chpn we good fam.
Define this “ok” to’m which ye refer.
Out of town for the weekend- storms bad?
21st and Marshall is a s**t show. A roof has been ripped off a building from what I can tell.
Lights went off around us but not my block, just flickering here and there…36th st
I was able to capture this strike.
Respect, that is a very interesting picture
Just flickering lights here. We drove by 21st and Jefferson though and it looks like a transformer blew right in front of the house on the corner across from the park? Fire truck and police cars on the scene with a black tarp hanging on the power lines. The firefighters were folding up a second large tarp that was laying across the road. Not really sure what was going on so just a guess that it was a transformer blowout.
Our lights have been flickering, but we didn’t lose power or get any strong winds. There were a few bigger branches down at Libby Hill Park.
Still have power & street lights are on too.
The roof that blew off was our neighbors-everyone is ok and there is still a layer of tar paper coving the existing roof.
After I thought the storm had passed, lightning struck something really really close by… it was so sudden and loud… I think everything’s ok… the house is fine. We have lights…
We’re okay in Shockoe bottom-no power loss at all. Did get soaked through on the walk back from the grocery store earlier tonight, though!
There is a big tree limb down in front of Bellevue School.
roof at 21st and Marshall (photo by Larris)
25th Street (photo by Kendra)
Libby Hill Park (photo by Kendra)
Bellevue ES (photo by Kendra)
Called Non-Emerg. # @ 10:06a.m. Roof section was *finally* removed maybe around 11:00. Amazing how many people had driven &/or walked by it w/o being concerned enough to make a call. There’s still a section lying across the street in the Park. *BEWARE* of roofing nails in that area. They’re notorious for flat tires and foot punctures.
@UnionHillian Thanks so much for the heads up. You are absolutely right and it just never occurred to me. My dog and I thankyou.
Well, s tea (Sweet Tea?),
What an unexpectedly friendly and polite response. You just made my Sunday.
@UnionHillian… I suspect, like everything else, people assumed that someone else had already reported it, like the homeowner?
Tim, #13 what an awesome pic!
That was a roof?!
FYI, I stopped and called 911 at 8:35PM Saturday night and asked them to block off the street because of the roof lying/hanging there. We tried to move it, but it was way more than 3 people could do.
The homeowner did report it, they and another of their neighbors swept out the street of debris and roped off the sidewalk with caution tape. I don’t believe the city actually did anything at least not on Saturday or Sunday.
I saw something dangerous, that had apparently not been addressed, and so called like a good citizen. Per #30 (and myself), The City (or others) action was *secondary* to the Homeowner & neighbors attempts to deal with it. To My Fellow Friends and Neighbors: I commend the actions of this homeowner and neighbor, but attempting to remove that roof section (*or anything*) hanging from *any* overhead lines is extremely hazardous. Though I fully realized that Dom. VA Power might have their hands full from overnight damage and power outages, I hoped RPD or etc. would mark it, block it off. I was not present when it was finally removed, but another section is still laying curbside in the Park.