On Thursday night, Campbell County emergency responders were keeping a close eye on the community Wright. This morning, Campbell County Emergency Management Coordinator David King said the town was still assessing the damage after golf ball sized and large marble sized hail struck the town August 1st during the 8 o'clock hour. King said the storm cell began in the Buffalo area in the afternoon, moved over the Savageton area,and then "camped" over the town of Wright causing significant damage from hail stones.
King said as he drove around drifts of hail still evident this morning, much of the damage was still to be assessed; but he noted plants, vehicles, and homes in Wright and the surrounding area were hit hard by the storm. King said that as of early this morning there were no reports of injury, but he noted the potential for loss of life was real, considering the severe flooding of some roadways in the rural subdivisions south of Wright. King said the water in some areas could have overtaken a motor vehicle, and could have resulted in drowning deaths.
“Its a good reminder to keep in mind about the power of severe weather.”---King
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