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National Weather Service confirms 3 tornadoes touched down in Virginia

Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-18 09:14:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Three confirmed tornadoes touched down Thursday evening in Central Virginia, National Weather Service officials announced Friday.

In addition to the tornadoes, there were widespread wind damage reports of 60 to 70 mph, and hail up to 3 inches in diameter.

Louisa/Mineral Tornado

Rating: EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75 mph
Path Length /statute/: 2.5 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 75 yards
Start Location: 1 NW Mineral
Start Time: 6:36 PM
End Time: 6:40 PM EDT
End Location: 1.5 S Mineral

"A brief EF-0 tornado tracked just west of mineral from the High School to Kennon Rd. Trees and power lines were down with no substantial structural damage. In addition hail 3 inches in diameter was reported in Mineral resulting in severe damage."

Fluvanna / Goochland (First Tornado)

Rating: EF-1
Estimated Peak Wind: 95 mph
Path Length /statute/: 23 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 150 yards
Start Time: 7:05 PM
End Time: 7:56 PM
Start Location: Kents Store in Fluvanna County
End Location: Near Maidens

"The tornado touched down near Kents Store in Fluvanna county tracking southeast to Maidens near Goochland. EF-1 damage with winds of 95 mph was noted along Old Stage Rd and Castle Rock Rd in Goochaland," officials wrote.

Goochland / Fluvanna (Second Tornado)

Rating: EF-0
Estimated Peak Wind: 75
Path Length /statute/: 24 miles
Path Width /maximum/: 75 yards
Start Time: 7:36 PM
End Time: 8:12 PM
Start Location: South of Kents Store
End Location: South of Maidens

"This second tornado in Fluvanna and Goochland county developed from a second circulation behind the initial tornado," officials wrote. "The track paralleled the EF-1tornado with damaged noted from south of Kents Store to south of Maidens."

The storms also knocked out power in the county.

Goochland County officials shared the following information to help people in need:

The County is aware of the immense damage from the storm and has activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to assist citizens, please call 804-556-5678 if you need assistance or to report storm damage.

Damage Assessments

Goochland County Fire-Rescue is working with Building Inspections to conduct damage assessments across the county. Please contact the EOC at 804-556-5678 to report damage to homes or businesses.

The Red Cross may be able to assist residents if the storm damage prevents them from staying in their homes. Contact the EOC at 804-556-5678, if you need assistance from the Red Cross.

Cooling Resources

Cooling resources are available at all Goochland Fire Stations. Residents can go to the nearest fire station to get cool and charge electronic devices.

All other county facilities including convenience centers are currently CLOSED.

Power Restoration

Our utility company partners are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power. Residents are encouraged to practice generator safety as you wait for restoration by power providers.

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