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From the archives: Major Lynchburg-area storms through the years

From the archives: Major Lynchburg-area storms through the years

The Lynchburg area has seen its share of major storms and floods over the years. In this gallery of photos from The News & Advance's archives, we present selections from the deadly August storm of 1958, which claimed two lives; Hurricane Camille, which dumped an estimated 25 to 30 inches of rain over five hours in August 1969; Hurricane Agnes of 1972; Hurricane David in 1979; the Election Day flood of 1985; the windstorm of 1993; Hurricane Fran in 1996; the derecho of 2012; the tornadoes of 2016 and 2018; and the recent flooding from which local residents still are recovering.

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