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Public Information Statement
Issued: 4:54 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

*** note all information preliminary and subject to change ***

... NWS damage survey for 09/17/2018 tornado event...

.Chesterfield EF-2...

Start location... Winterpock in Chesterfield co Virginia
end location... Bon Air in Chesterfield co Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 338pm EDT - 356pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-2
estimated maximum wind speed... 115-125 mph
maximum path width... 350 yards
path length... 7.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 37.4065, -77.6107
ending lat/Lon... 37.5101, -77.5635
* fatalities... 1 in Old Dominion flooring warehouse
* injuries... 1 in old domininion flooring warehouse

... Summary...
beginning in Winterpock, the tornadoe started as a weak EF-1 before
moving into a residential area north of River Road. The tornado
reached peak intensity, EF-2 when it crossed Hull street. At
this point it took off the roof of gabes and damaged several other
businesses. After crossing the Hull street, it destroyed the
Old Dominion warehouse, where one person was killed and at least
one injured. It remaind an EF-2 until about Gregwood drive completely
destroying trees and damaging other structures. It then quickly
dropped to an EF-0 as it reached chippenham parkway, and continued
as an EF-0 toward Route 60 in Bon Air.

.Chesterfield EF-1...

Start location... Winterpock in Chesterfield co Virginia
end location... Moseley in Chesterfield co Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 246pm EDT - 308pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90-100 mph
maximum path width... 150 yards
path length... 9.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 37.3208, -77.7684
ending lat/Lon... 37.4337, -77.6945
* fatalities... none known.
* Injuries... none known.

... Summary...
the tornado first crossed Beaver bridge Road and then beach Road.
The bulk of the structure damage occurred in the Hampton Park
neighborhood. It then crossed Hull street and entered Moseley,
before dissipating near the Fox club parkway.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.



454 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

*** note all information preliminary and subject to change ***

... NWS damage survey for 09/17/2018 tornado event...

.Chesterfield EF-2...

Start location... Winterpock in Chesterfield co Virginia
end location... Bon Air in Chesterfield co Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 338pm EDT - 356pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-2
estimated maximum wind speed... 115-125 mph
maximum path width... 350 yards
path length... 7.5 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 37.4065, -77.6107
ending lat/Lon... 37.5101, -77.5635
* fatalities... 1 in Old Dominion flooring warehouse
* injuries... 1 in old domininion flooring warehouse

... Summary...
beginning in Winterpock, the tornadoe started as a weak EF-1 before
moving into a residential area north of River Road. The tornado
reached peak intensity, EF-2 when it crossed Hull street. At
this point it took off the roof of gabes and damaged several other
businesses. After crossing the Hull street, it destroyed the
Old Dominion warehouse, where one person was killed and at least
one injured. It remaind an EF-2 until about Gregwood drive completely
destroying trees and damaging other structures. It then quickly
dropped to an EF-0 as it reached chippenham parkway, and continued
as an EF-0 toward Route 60 in Bon Air.

.Chesterfield EF-1...

Start location... Winterpock in Chesterfield co Virginia
end location... Moseley in Chesterfield co Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 246pm EDT - 308pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90-100 mph
maximum path width... 150 yards
path length... 9.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 37.3208, -77.7684
ending lat/Lon... 37.4337, -77.6945
* fatalities... none known.
* Injuries... none known.

... Summary...
the tornado first crossed Beaver bridge Road and then beach Road.
The bulk of the structure damage occurred in the Hampton Park
neighborhood. It then crossed Hull street and entered Moseley,
before dissipating near the Fox club parkway.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.


424 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

... Public information statement...

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... NWS damage survey for 09/17/2018 tornado event...

.For Powhatan County...

Ef scale -- EF0

Location... Petersburg Road, about 2 miles south of Genito Road

Estimated wind... 75-80 mph

Estimated time... 3:55 PM EDT to 3:58 PM EDT

Estimated length... 200 yards

Estimated width... 75 yards

Damage... uprooted trees and snapped tree limbs

Injuries or fatalities... unknown at this time

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.



424 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

... Public information statement...

*** note all information preliminary and subject to change ***

*** additional and up-to-date information will be coming ***

... NWS damage survey for 09/17/2018 tornado event...

.For Powhatan County...

Ef scale -- EF0

Location... Petersburg Road, about 2 miles south of Genito Road

Estimated wind... 75-80 mph

Estimated time... 3:55 PM EDT to 3:58 PM EDT

Estimated length... 200 yards

Estimated width... 75 yards

Damage... uprooted trees and snapped tree limbs

Injuries or fatalities... unknown at this time

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.




342 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

*** note all information preliminary and subject to change ***

*** additional and up to date information will be coming ***

... NWS damage survey for 09/17/2018 tornado event...

.Hanover County in Rockville...

Start location... Rockville in Hanover co Virginia
end location... Rockville in Hanover co Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 133pm EDT - 138pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 85-95 mph
maximum path width... will update.
Path length... approximately 1.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... will update.
Ending lat/Lon... will update.
* Fatalities... none known at this time.
* Injuries... none known at this time.

... Summary...
open shed and outbuilding were destroyed.
Numerous trees uprooted.

.Richmond Metro west...

Start location... city of Richmond in Virginia
end location... Tuckahoe in Henrico Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 332pm EDT - 342pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90-95 mph
maximum path width... will update.
Path length... approximately 3.8 miles.
Beginning lat/Lon... will update.
Ending lat/Lon... will update.
* Fatalities... none known at this time.
* Injuries... none known at this time.

... Summary...
numerous trees uprooted, some on houses.
West end church roof ac unit blown off.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.



342 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

*** note all information preliminary and subject to change ***

*** additional and up to date information will be coming ***

... NWS damage survey for 09/17/2018 tornado event...

.Hanover County in Rockville...

Start location... Rockville in Hanover co Virginia
end location... Rockville in Hanover co Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 133pm EDT - 138pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 85-95 mph
maximum path width... will update.
Path length... approximately 1.0 miles
beginning lat/Lon... will update.
Ending lat/Lon... will update.
* Fatalities... none known at this time.
* Injuries... none known at this time.

... Summary...
open shed and outbuilding were destroyed.
Numerous trees uprooted.

.Richmond Metro west...

Start location... city of Richmond in Virginia
end location... Tuckahoe in Henrico Virginia
date... September 17, 2018
estimated time... 332pm EDT - 342pm EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 90-95 mph
maximum path width... will update.
Path length... approximately 3.8 miles.
Beginning lat/Lon... will update.
Ending lat/Lon... will update.
* Fatalities... none known at this time.
* Injuries... none known at this time.

... Summary...
numerous trees uprooted, some on houses.
West end church roof ac unit blown off.

Ef scale: the Enhanced Fujita scale classifies tornadoes into the
following categories:

EF0... weak... ... 65 to 85 mph
EF1... weak... ... 86 to 110 mph
EF2... strong... .111 to 135 mph
EF3... strong... .136 to 165 mph
EF4... violent... 166 to 200 mph
EF5... violent... >200 mph

* the information in this statement is preliminary and subject to
change pending final review of the events and publication in NWS
storm data.