Florence spawns reported tornadoes in Virginia, leaves at least 1 dead

Florence spawns reported tornadoes in Virginia, leaves at least 1 dead

Chesterfield County was among the regions covered by the warnings.

The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least two tornadoes spawned by the hurricane touched down Monday in Virginia, including the one in Chesterfield and another in Mecklenburg County, near the border with North Carolina. Another person was transported to a hospital with minor injuries.

Video shot in Richmond shows a dark funnel cloud forming over a building before sheering off the roof.

Elmore said four areas of Chesterfield received storm damage.

WTVR says multiple people saw the tornado touch the ground and the resulting damage was documented online. Trees were downed and there was some structural damage. Then all of a sudden, we here the whoosh. "A minute later we came back out and all the trees were down", said one neighbor.

Earlier Wednesday, the agency confirmed six tornadoes touched down in Virginia, including an EF-1 tornado in the Richmond area where at least one person was killed.

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