On June 2 severe thunderstorms swept through Vinton and Stewartsville, then eastward to Bedford and beyond.

I live off of Route 24 several miles east of Vinton and about a mile west of Stewartsville and was watching television when the storms came through Vinton and Stewartsville.

NO thunderstorm warnings were issued on any of the three local networks – channels 7, 10 or 13 until AFTER the thunderstorms had passed Vinton and Stewartsville. These were short lived but severe storms that caused some damage, trees down and power outages.

This was a failure of weather services on all three networks to provide adequate warnings to Vinton and Stewartsville.

ERIC DRESSER

VINTON

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