Winchester, VA suffers major storm damage after powerful storm Friday

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119
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Winchester, VA was hit by a severe storm Friday evening.  High winds and driving rains combined to knock out power throughout the area.  The storm started close to 10:00 PM with violent winds that literally shook our house.  It felt a lot like the tornado winds I experienced in Tulsa, OK.

The city of Winchester looked a lot like a war zone today.  The trees down in the city made it was difficult to navigate portions of the area.  The two local power companies have been working around the clock to restore power.  Shenandoah Valley Cooperative announced today that some areas of the Winchester / Frederick County area may not see electricity for two to three days.

Comcast and Verizon both lost feeds throughout the area.  My Comcast Internet and TV feed was restored at approximately 8:00 pm this evening, nearly 24 hours after the storm.  Many major retailers were forced to stay closed today due to the power outages. 

This was one for the local record books.  It moved through very quickly and left destruction in its wake, but the local folks are resilient.  Today, neighbors were out helping each other clear broken limbs and fallen trees from their properties.  People are sharing resources, and in no time you won't even know that anything happened.  

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Jon Zolsky
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Mike - glad you are fine. That's the power of nature demonstrated at God's will. A lot of power...

June 30, 2012 10:11 PM
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Kathryn Maguire
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Glad you are fine!  We were watching for tornados last night but all is well.  My husband also grew up in Tulsa OK and he does not get as worked up about the thought of a tornado as I do.

July 01, 2012 05:18 AM
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Mike Cooper
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You were, Andrea.  It was one of the most violent storms I've been through that wasn't a tornado.  Yeow!  Glad you guys made it through OK.

Definitely a lot of power in this, Jon.  Our area is a mess.

Thanks, Kathryn.  When I lived in Tulsa we had one real powerful tornado that cleared out 5 city blocks.  It was amazing.  I have lot of respect for tornados.  

July 01, 2012 06:48 AM
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Mike - I'm glad you made it through that okay. Mother Nature has been throwing some interesting stuff at us lately - unpredictable and destructive. Stay safe!

July 01, 2012 07:07 AM
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Mike Cooper
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I would definitely take the high winds and rain over the fires.  You guys are getting beat around too.  We're thinking and praying about CO.

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