Kevin Myatt our Weather Journal Blog of the Roanoke Times has just updated the Botetourt View at 4:35 p.m. Botetourt County is part of a circled area of a forming cluster of severe thunderstorms this evening. Be aware of the increasing potential of strong lightening and high winds in thunderstorms in our area.
Seek shelter in a basement or in a center room of the house if such a severe weather event occurs.
OTHER STORM COVERAGE:
* Regional storm coverage from The Roanoke Times
* Weather journalist Kevin Myatt has weather updates on the Weather Journal
* Gov. Bob McDonnell declares state of emergency
* Health department issues advisory on what to do with food after power outage
* More photos of storm damage around Botetourt County
* Botetourt EMS statement, warning about new storms, photos of storm damage
* Fincastle Baptist Church open as a shelter
* Lord Botetourt High School open as a shelter
* Carrie Nolan shares photo of downed tree in Blue Ridge
* Photos and first-person account of storm damage at Buchanan Carnival
* Both Botetourt American Legion baseball games scheduled for Saturday night are postponed due to weather
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