Severe Weather Whips Through Valley

Brent Finnegan -- April 28th, 2011

Harrisonburg was under tornado warnings Wednesday evening and early Thursday morning. Harrisonburg City Schools and Rockingham County Schools announced a two-hour delay Thursday morning.

Some areas in Rockingham County experienced flash flooding.

Cooks Creek Thursday morning. Photo taken by hburgnews reader Sheila Ruth Keesee.

We have not heard reports of tornadoes spotted in Rockingham County or Harrisonburg, but there were unconfirmed reports of a tornado touching down in neighboring Shenandoah County, to the north.

UPDATE: The Daily News-Record reported that as of late Thursday morning, more than 500 homes were without power in Rockingham County. The DNR also reported that “a possible tornado touched down along Boyers Road just east of Harrisonburg, where two homes were damaged.”

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