Severe Thunderstorm Damage - March 9, 2006 - Fayette County
A Severe Thunderstorm Wwarning was in effect for Fayette County from 3:28 PM until 4:45 PM. The line of severe thunderstorms entered western Fayette County around 3:53 PM. The most significant damage occurred northwest of line from 6 miles west of Fayette to near the Bazemore Community. Damage was reported in or near Mount Vernon...Kirkland...Bluff...Wayside...Glen Allen... Shady Grove...and Bazemore. Numerous trees were either blown down... snapped off...or uprooted. Dozens of homes suffered varying degrees of roof damage with many shingles littering the ground. A few out-buildings and barns also sustained damage. Debris from one destroyed barn was blown over 100 yards downwind. Pea to nickel size hail also fell during the severe thunderstorms and collected up to a few inches deep on the ground in places. Wind gusts were estimated between 58 and 70 miles an hour.