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Lynchburg Holds Review Meeting After Derecho

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Lynchburg, VA - Now that life has mostly returned to normal after the June windstorm, Lynchburg leaders are taking a look back at the city's response.

They held an "After Action Review" meeting Friday morning at Central Virginia Community College.

The derecho hit our area on June 29 knocking out power to thousands and causing widespread structural damage.

About 50 people were a part of this meeting, most from city departments and also representatives from the Red Cross and faith-based organizations who helped during the storm recovery.

"Each time you have a critical incident or an emergency like this, you want to take time afterwards to sort of review what happened, so that the next time your response will be even better, it's constantly a cycle of planning," said Melissa Foster, deputy director of the Lynchburg Department of Emergency Services.

The media was not allowed to stay for the meeting. A full report will be shared with city council and the public in September.

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