At least two tornadoes touched down in Virginia on Monday as Florence was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone — continues to leave her mark along the east coast.
(Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
At least one person was killed in Virginia on Monday after two apparent tornadoes touched down in the state such as Florence — that is, relegated to a post-tropical cyclone — continues to leave its mark along the east coast.
A person was killed in Chesterfield County after the Old Dominion Energy collapsed, the regional fire brigade confirmed. Another person was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.
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— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) September 17, 2018
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is of the opinion Monday storms part of Florence, which is flooded several towns in North Carolina over the weekend.
447pm A Tornado Warning remains in effect for Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, and Goochland. One of these storms have the potential to produce a tornado. COVERAGE NOW! #vawx #rvawx pic.twitter.com/SrbBk7qjIX
— NWS Wakefield (@NWSWakefieldVA) September 17, 2018
Damage was reported in Chesterfield County after the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched the ground on Monday afternoon.
Tornado warnings remained in effect as of 4:47 pm in Chesterfield, Richmond, Henrico, Hanover and Goochland counties. The NWS said residents to “take cover now.”
“One of these storms have the potential to produce a tornado,” the agency warned.
VDEM said tracking of at least seven possible tornadoes in the Richmond area.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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