Severe storms knock out power for thousands across Central Virginia

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Posted at 8:39 PM, Sep 07, 2023
and last updated 2023-09-08 11:39:47-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Powerful storms knocked out power to more than 84,300 Dominion Energy customers in Central Virginia Thursday evening.

Around 11 p.m, power was out to more than 26,691 homes in Richmond, 27,850 in Chesterfield, 9,022 in Henrico and 1,996 in Hanover, according toDominion Energy.

That number dropped to around 35,000 customers across Virginia by Friday morning. Most of those customers without power were in and around Richmond as of 11:30 a.m.

"Thunderstorms will continue to be possible through midnight," Meteorologist Mike Stone said. "Storms will have heavy rainfall, and some storms could be severe with strong gusts and large hail."

A Flash Flood Warning in effect until 11p.m. for north central Chesterfield and central Henrico counties as well as the City of Richmond. Another Flash Flood Warning in effect until 11p.m. for east central Hanover, northwestern King and Queen as well as northwestern King William counties.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect until 8:15 p.m. for parts of Charles City, Chesterfield, Henrico, New Kent and Prince George counties. The warning also covered Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg. Another warning was issued for parts of Caroline, Essex, King William, and King and Queen counties until 8:15 p.m. An earlier warning that expired at 8 p.m. included the City of Richmond.

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