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Historic Louisa Home Damaged by Twister

LOUISA, Va. (AP) - A suspected tornado in Louisa County has damaged an historic residence, ripping the roof off the centuries-old plantation house.

Louisa County spokeswoman Amanda Reidelbach says the damage occurred Thursday afternoon at Sylvania, which dates to 1746. Reidelback said the home's roof was completed blown off and columns were toppled.

The funnel cloud was reported in the northwest area of the county about 3:45 p.m.

Reidelback said there have been no reports of injuries.  

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service says a suspected tornado has been reported in Virginia's Louisa County, the epicenter of August's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

Meteorologist Dan Proch in the weather service's Wakefield office said law enforcement personnel reported the suspected tornado Thursday afternoon and said one house had been damaged.

There are no reports of injuries.

Proch said the suspected tornado has moved out of Louisa County.

He said a weather service team could be in Louisa County as early as Friday to survey the damage and determine if the event was indeed a tornado.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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