Update: Flood aftermath: Criser Rd., Robin Hood Ln., Virginia Ave. & 6th St.

Update: Gov. McDonnell declares state of emergency.

Related: Update on flash floods from Warren County Fire Chief.

Related: Update on flash floods from Front Royal’s Interim Town Manager.

Update: (VIDEO) Two people trapped in truck during Happy Creek flood. (Caution: strong language.)


Happy Creek Road floods pickup truck when all day rains flood Front Royal, VA. Courtesy of Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.


Floods in front of Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal, Virginia on 04-16-11. Courtesy of Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.


Video: Happy Creek in Warren County washes out Front Royal Bridges. Courtesy of Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.

Front Royal flooding 4/16/2011 by Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.
Front Royal flooding 4/16/2011 by Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.
Front Royal flooding 4/16/2011 by Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.
Front Royal flooding 4/16/2011 by Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.
Front Royal flooding 4/16/2011 by Sherman Springfield for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Courtesy of Brad Berry for Warren County Report.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Jarrell for Warren County Report.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Jarrell for Warren County Report.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Jarrell for Warren County Report.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Jarrell for Warren County Report.
Photo courtesy of Shannon Jarrell for Warren County Report.

The following three photos are by Warren County Report’s Carol Ballard who says: “Didn’t get any photos in town. Didn’t realize how bad it was until I got there and didn’t have my camera. I got some at my house though. I have a new groove cut in my driveway! Rivers and waterfalls where there weren’t any yesterday. This is the first time I’ve seen water coming over the bridge on 671. It was less than 2 inches, so we drove across, but watched someone else go across first. Didn’t like the image of Angela and me floating down the creek in the car!

The entire set is available for viewing in full size on our Flickr page.

Jeremy Berkebile reminded me of the above video that sort of puts things in perspective. It could have (and has) been a lot worse.

Got a great story about the flooding? Email rogerb@warrencountyreport.com

Thanks to Shannon, Sherman, Jeremy and Brad!

7 COMMENTS

  1. Dan – i watched all videos. The stories from West VA were especially moving. Happy Creek doesn’t look so happy today. See you on Sunday. Mom

  2. I would like to know if anyone has any information on the 1985 flood showing destruction to the North Folk Resort Campground, at Front Royal, Va.

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