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Hurricane Isabel hits Virginia: 20 Years Later

Posted at 2:06 PM, Sep 18, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. -- Twenty years ago this week, Hurricane Isabel — a storm the size of Colorado — arrived in Central Virginia. Hurricane Isabel had already ravaged the Outer Banks and Virginia Beach before it reached metro Richmond.

The hurricane knocked down tens of thousands of trees and left nearly 2 million Dominion customers in the dark in and around Richmond.

When it was all said and done, Isabel was considered one of the most damaging and costliest storms in Virginia history.

All this week, CBS 6 will have special coverage of the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Isabel. You'll hear inside stories from CBS 6 staffers who covered the historic storm.

Depend on CBS 6 News and WTVR.com for in-depth coverage of this important local story. Anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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