Archive | June 11, 2016
Flash floods close Foxley Lane in Purley. Pic: @SuseelanD on Twitter
Sudden downpours have struck Croydon again, with Foxley Lane in Purley closed because of flash floods on Saturday afternoon.
The A23 Purley Cross has been affected and there are delays in the area.
Bus routes 127 and 434 are on diversion to avoid the flooding.
Courtesy of croydonguardian.co.uk
Trees down. Corn crops destroyed in rural Winnebago County. All from a hailstorm that hit Thursday night.
“In seconds, a huge hailstorm started coming to us, and the wind and the rain was intense,” said Milburn. “
Basically it started with wind, then raining then hailing. I had never seen it hail so long. Sometimes you see it hail for five minutes or so, this was a good half hour and it never stopped,” said Burkhart.
Milburn says the hail was at least the size of half dollars. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued a little after nine and didn’t expire until well after 10. But it wasn’t just hail. Wind damage was reported just north of Stillman Valley, with several trees 1-2 feet in diameter being blown over. Other areas such as Byron and Janesville were also affected but not as badly as this.
“This is a huge loss to the rural farmers in this area. In the 43 years I’ve lived here, I’ve never endured a hailstorm of this magnitude,” said Milburn.
Now, fields of corn that used to be green are not much short of wasteland. Burkhart says he now has to wait at least a week until his crops can be inspected — but believes the damage will add up to thousands of dollars.
Courtesy of mystateline.com