Local Weather Report: Rainwater and Tornadoes,
Violent thunderstorms dropped anywhere between 5-8 inches of rain water and produced two Tornadoes on Tuesday, October 1st 2019. The National Weather Service office in Sullivan followed by surveying the storms' aftermath.
From what they calculated, numerous trees were snapped or completely uprooted! Roofs were damaged on several buildings. Trees were blown down, including one that landed on a house. Also, a construction trailer "that was not there before the storm," reportedly ended up in someone's yard.
These storms in our area, just keeping getting worse and worse. And they show no signs of stopping!
Luckily, there were no immediate reports of any injuries as a result of the storms.
The flooding from these never ending storms, has closed multiple roads and wreaked havoc across the state. We urge all residents to be mindful of their delayed commutes to and from their work and homes.
Nearly every day, flooding happens somewhere in the United States or its territories. Flooding can cause more damage in the United States than any other weather-related event...with an average of 8 billion dollars a year. Flooding is also one of America's most underrated killers, causing nearly 90 fatalities per year.
Good preparation and knowing what to do in a flood will increase your safety and chances of survival if it happens in your area. It can also help minimize potential flood damage and accelerate recovery efforts.