Severe weather damage, storms reported across Virginia


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) Severe weather damage is seen across the commonwealth on this Saturday (5/11). There are two areas of damage we are looking at, the first is in Campbell County and happened in the mid-afternoon hours. The other was in the Suffolk, VA and happened in the evening hours.

In the Suffolk area, there were multiple reports of damage. City officials confirm they have received multiple calls of damage from suspected tornadic activity.

  • Five homes in the Eastover neighborhood have on Wilroy Road and MacArthur Drive have reported damages with trees and power lines down in the area.
  • Power lines are reported down in the 900 block of Portsmouth Boulevard.
  • Downed trees in the Kilby Shores neighborhood in the 1400 block of Planters Drive.
  • House fire in the 1800 block of Nansemond Parkway. The call was received at 7:33 p.m. It was believed the residence had been struck by lightning. The 1800 block of Nansemond Parkway is currently closed to through traffic and detours are in place at Monticello View.
  • Flooding was reported in Windsor, and in areas of Virginia Beach. 

In Campbell County officials say: “At approximately 4:30 p.m. this afternoon a passing thunderstorm system generated a short-lived rotation near the Gladys/Red House area of the County. 

No injuries were reported with this storm.

Two structures and a camper have been reported as damaged, with multiple trees down and debris in the area. 

Numerous downed trees the Morris Church Road, Red House Road, Hat Creek Road, and Liberty Lake Road area between Gladys and Brookneal.

Morris Church Road and Red House Road are completely blocked due to downed trees and debris.

One home’s structure was severely damaged from a downed tree and an exterior building was as damaged by a downed tree.

NWS has acknowledged that a possible tornado could have moved through the area. They will send out survey crews on Monday since Sunday is a holiday.

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