Damage minor from Thursday's storm

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 04:23 PM

The Henderson area endured a few abrasive effects from Thursday’s storm, but no large or lasting impact was reported according to safety and transportation officials.

Brian Short, Vance County’s director of emergency management, said that aside from minor pockets of disruption, power had been restored across the county by Friday morning.

“We did not have any severe damage that I know of,” Short said. “All in all, we fared the storm pretty good. During the storm, the 911 center was extremely busy, but then, it always is in a storm.”

They handled 16 reported trees downed, six storm-related brush fires and seven transformer fires in Henderson and across Vance County. All indications on Friday pointed to no structure or vehicle damage at all.

“If we did have any of that, they were not reported to us,” Short said.

Warren and Granville counties offered similar reports of nothing severe. Transportation crews with the state Department of Transportation continued to deal with power lines across two roadways Friday morning. One was at U.S. 15 south of Creedmoor, and another at Brogden Road in Stem.

DOT officials reported roadways were cleared of between 25 and 30 fallen trees, but crews were taking care regarding the downed power lines.

There was no structure damage reported in either county.

Dispatch center representatives in Warren and Granville counties said that they did not know of any homes, other buildings or cars being damaged by fallen trees or limbs.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.