Following a week a recovery from massive power outages caused by the June 29, 2012, derecho, the approach of a cold front on July 8 brought additional severe storms, damage, and power outages. The map below, from the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center, shows the locations of preliminary reports of damage from high winds or hail on July 8. This map and details of the preliminary reports are available at the Storm Prediction Center’s Web site at http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/reports/120708_rpts.html. According to a July 8 news release from Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s office, as of 8 p.m. on July 8 there were 50,778 power outages remaining statewide (resulting both from the June 29 derecho and later events).
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