Quick but powerful storm takes down trees in southeast Danville

Published 6:21 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019

A late afternoon storm swept through Danville late Thursday afternoon, knocking down trees, utility lines and trash cans.

Director of Boyle County Emergency Management Mike Wilder said many trees were down, mostly in the southeastern area of Danville city limits. “It wasn’t all over the county.”

He speculated straight line winds were to blame for the damage that was mostly in the area of Baughman Avenue, Gose Pike and Duncan Hill.

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Wilder said no flash flooding was reported and no one was injured during the brief storm.

A large tree in the backyard of a home at the corner of Bruce Court and East Main Street fell Thursday afternoon. The tall tree looked as if it had been pushed over at the base of its trunk and fell across Bruce Court.

A tree in Hilldale Cemetery was knocked down at ground level, causing a portion of the blacktop to buckle. Right after the storm Thursday, the sun popped out.

A tree on Toombs Court fell and took down a street light Thursday afternoon.

Several old trees were knocked down during a short summer storm in Hilldale Cemetery Thursday afternoon. This one was blocking a lane through a section of the cemetery.