Small but potent thunderstorm dumps 3+ inches of rain on central Accomack County Friday

August 5, 2022
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Heavy rain, hail, and strong wind gusts and lightening accompanied a thunderstorm that affected mostly the Onancock, Onley and Accomac area Friday afternoon.

The storm began in northern Accomack County but retrograded southwest into the affected area generating more than two inches of rain accompanied by heavy wind gusts and hail. 

Intersections in the Onancock and Onley areas were flooded. 

There was a report of a residential structure fire in the Melfa area just after 5 p.m. There were also reports of streets being blocked by fallen tree limbs in Onancock and other areas.   

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There were no reports of tornadoes or water spouts. 

The storm abated within an hour leaving standing water and some tree debris scattered on lawns.

A second storm around 9 p.m. added 1.5 inches of rain in the East Point area making the total for the evening approximately 4 inches.

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