Fallen and uprooted trees left several areas of Richmond looking like a disaster area last week after fierce rain and windstorms hit the city Thursday, Sept. 7.
Remnants.of the damage were evident in the 2900 block of Ellwood Avenue. Heavy winds, rain and lightning damaged homes and vehicles throughout Central Virgina, and left an estimated 90,000 residents without power as a result of the storm. Most power outages had been restored by noon on Friday.
Makeyon Hill, a senior member of the John Marshall High School basketball team, greets his 5-year-old sister, Traniyah Blakey, last week after his return from a trip to Angola with the high school’s other athletes, faculty and staff.
John Marshall High School’s basketball teams returned from Luanda, Angola, a country in Southwest Africa, on Sept. 5. The team, along with administrators, coaches, teachers, staff members, family and friends of the teams, visited the country to play Angolan basketball teams and tour parts of the country to learn about its history.
The trip was made possible through the Tucker Family HeritageTour, which features untold narratives about the transatlantic slave trade as told by Angolans, histories of Angola and its liberation from Portugal after nearly 500 years of colonization. Upon returning to Richmond, John Marshall’s basketball Coach Ty White exits a motorcoach bus.
GRTC opened its new $2.2 million Downtown transfer station at 8th and Clay streets on Monday. The station, in a former city employee and courthouse parking lot, replaces the former station along 9th Street near City Hall. The new space features 24-hour lighting, charging ports for phones and computers, bus shelters, island platforms to make transfers easier from one bus to another and screens that will allow riders to track bus movements, GRTC has stated.
Fall blooms in the West End