Photos: Heavy winds topple trees in Dunlap Creek area of Alleghany County

ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Residents in Alleghany County are picking up the pieces after strong winds and storms surged through the region on Sunday afternoon.

One resident tells WFXR News that winds ripped through the Dunlap Creek neighborhood just before 7 p.m. on May 26. Wind gusts uprooted a maple tree in the front yard of a home and knocked over three pine trees in the backyard.

A tree falls in the front yard of a home in Alleghany County on May 26. (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)
A tree falls in the front yard of a home in Alleghany County on May 26. (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)

We’re told the trees fell on a car and the winds picked up outbuildings.

WFXR’s Pinpoint Weather checked the radar and found reports of strong wind gusts up to 70 mph. According to the radar, winds also swept through the Covington area.

The Weather team says the storm moved about 50 mph as the severe thunderstorm passed through Alleghany County.

  • A tree falls on car in Alleghany County on May 26. (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)
    A tree falls on car in Alleghany County on May 26. (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)
  • (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)
    (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)
  • (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)
    (Photo courtesy: Amber Helper)

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