Storm brings more rain, downed tree, to Chase City
Residents around the Chase City area were without power for a while on Sunday evening after a massive thunderstorm passed through the area.
At 9:16 p.m. on Sunday night, the Mecklenburg ALERTMECK automatic warning system notified residents that the National Weather Center had issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the area.
A Watch means that conditions are favorable for a severe storm to develop. A warning means that the storm is imminent or already happening.
The storm brought with it heavy downpours and frequent, dangerous lightning.
At 10:55 p.m., the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a tree down on down on Cutsey Hill Road, off of Rt. 49 just outside of Chase City.
Speaking on Monday morning, Chief Charles Magann of the Chase City Volunteer Fire Department confirmed that the downed tree had blocked the road but that the tree had quickly been cut up and removed by the seven firefighters on the scene. The road was reopened without incident.
Chief Magann did say that he noticed sporadic power outages in the area but that he did not think the downed tree on Cutsey Hill was the cause.
“Evidently,” said Chief Magann, “there was damage somewhere else.”
Chief Magann also said that other than the report of the downed tree, he had heard no other calls of damage from the storm.
Also speaking on Monday morning, Mayor Eddie Bratton reported that town crews had spent much of the morning clearing small limbs and debris from the streets in Chase City, he had heard no reports of serious damage around the community.
The Sunday night storm comes on the heels of several massive storms that have passed through the area in recent weeks, leaving the ground in the area saturated.
The National Weather Center is predicting chances of showers and storms in the area for the rest of the week.