Severe storms cause flooding, knock out power to thousands in Central Virginia

Water on Arthur Ashe Boulevard near the Diamond Sunday, June 12, 2022.
Posted at 12:38 PM, Jun 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-12 19:27:54-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A batch of severe storms brought rainfall totals of 1-5 inches across Central Virginia Saturday into Sunday morning prompting flood advisoriesfor parts of the Commonwealth.

The storms also knocked out power to more than 15,000 homes in Central Virginia as of 1 p.m. Most of those outages were in Henrico (11,443), Richmond (2,111), New Kent (1,461) and Hopewell (183), according toDominion Energy.

That number had dropped to just over 3,000 customers as of about 7:30 p.m. Most were in Henrico (2,077) Richmond (811), New Kent (88) and Goochland (59).


While the batch of severe storms moved off to our east, some widely scattered storms were possible Sunday afternoon into the evening. These will not affect everyone. However, the storms that do develop will have some heavy rainfall and the potential to be strong.

Bill Draper's timelapse video shows a thunderstormmoving through Richmond around 11 a.m.

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