Photos, videos show historic tornado outbreak across Central Virginia

Posted at 6:31 PM, Sep 17, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. -- As the remnants of Hurricane Florence moved through Virginia Monday, numerous tornadoes formed in what meteorologists are calling a historic tornado outbreak.

Here's a look at some photos and videos of possible tornadoes as well as rotation and damage reports filed by our viewers.


This powerful video shot by John Guth shows a suspected tornado causing a path of destruction along Hull Street Road and Speeks Drive in Chesterfield County. One worker was killed and another suffered a minor injury when a tornado leveled Old Dominion Floor building on Speeks Drive.

Photos show cars tossed around at the Victorian Square Shopping Center in Midlothian. A car's bumper can be seen lying on the pavement in front of one store and another store's entrance doors were shattered.

"This was just minutes after the tornado passed through, around 3:50, before police and firefighters arrived," Brian O. wrote.

Cars flipped at Victorian Square Shopping Center (Brian O.)

Cars flipped at Victorian Square Shopping Center (Brian O.)

Another video taken by Jordan Crowder shows the immediate aftermath after suspected tornado damaged the Victorian Square Shopping Center in Midlothian.

This photo from Amrah ODonnell shows damage in Harpers Mill.

"Luckily just missing Winterpock Elementary school before touching down in Harpers Mill then jumping to Hampton Park," ODonnell wrote.

Harpers Mill trees down (Amrah ODonnell)

Harpers Mill trees down (Amrah ODonnell)

Damage was also reported in the Hunters Landing neighborhood along Decoy Lane.

Hunters Landing damage

Hunters Landing damage

Hunters Landing damage

Hunters Landing damage


Mitchell Bradley captured this video of a possible funnel cloud near Atlee High School in Hanover County.


Logan Whitton shot this photo of a possible tornado while he was leaving Richmond International Airport Monday afternoon.

Tim W took this photo around 4 p.m. at University of Richmond stadium.

Michael Meredith said he spotted funnel clouds in Glen Allen.

Alexandra Sosik snapped this photo of an ominous sight at Glen Allen High School.

Ronald Alexander Sanchez captured this photo along Brook and Parham roads.

Brook and Parham roads.

Brook and Parham roads.


Melissa Gayle‎ shared this video with CBS 6 of a suspected twister rolling through Powhatan County Monday afternoon.

"Did you get it?"

"I"m a little more worried about it getting is!" she replies.

User Mustang Sally posted this photo of what she says is another tornado in Powhatan County.

Powhatan (Mustang Sally)

Powhatan (Mustang Sally)


"Hey guys look at the view from downtown," Alexis Nicole wrote.

Julia Burton shared this photo of an uprooted tree on Fauquier Avenue on the city's Northside.

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