The Director of Emergency Management has declared a Local Emergency for Lancaster County, as a result of the severe weather, including a tornado, last Thursday, April 6, 2017.  The path of the tornado traveled approx. 3.8 miles over Lancaster County, beginning near Crab Points, through the Town of Irvington and traveling northeast toward the Town of Kilmarnock, before ending behind the Hills Quarter Subdivision.  Damage from strong straight-line winds continued from the area of Hills Quarter, for 2.5 miles through the Town of Kilmarnock, including damage to Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital.  Damage was reported to 49 structures, with approximately $2.8 million in total damage.

Citizens wishing to dispose of storm related debris and vegetation including shrubs, tree trimmings, bushes, leaves, twigs, cut up limbs or large tree debris, are encouraged to dispose of the debris at the R. L. Self Wood Yard in Lively, located at 6088 Mary Ball Road. Disposal of storm debris will be at no cost to County residents. Debris generated from commercial activities will also be accepted; however, a fee will be incurred by haulers for disposal of debris.

Storm Report Information
Time 2017/04/06 1615 Z UTC
Magnitude UNK
Location KILMARNOCK
County LANCASTER
State VA
Lat/Lon 37.71 / -76.38
CWA AKQ
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Source EMERGENCY MNGR

DAMAGE TO THE HOSPITAL IN KILMARNOCK. NUMEROUS TREES DOWN WITH OTHER POSSIBLE PROPERTY DAMAGE. NWS TO SURVEY POSSIBLE TORNADO.