Richmond Tornado Assessment and Report

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Richmond was today subject to continuing outlying impacts of Hurricane Florence in the form of multiple tornado activity taking place earlier today is in the city as well as in Chesterfield and Henrico Counties. Citizens are reminded to remain vigilant and cautious as damage from Monday’s tornadoes and storm activity can remain a public hazard and threat until city utility crews and other public safety and professional personnel address power outages, downed power lines and work to repair storm damage.

Mayor Stoney is planning to tour the damaged areas on Tuesday. Dominion Energy reported approximately 6,000 customers lost power, but that those outage numbers are coming down now.

Multiple downed trees have been reports, primarily at 16 locations reported to be mainly in the Jahnke/Forest Hill Ave and Brook/Laburnum areas, and DPW chainsaw crews will respond when it is safe to do so tomorrow morning.

All after school activities were cancelled for this evening. Richmond Public Schools will be open Tuesday, September 18 and transportation routes will be maintained or evaluated in the morning as necessary.

Citizens are asked to watch out for detours, emergency personnel, construction and road repair professionals on the job, as well as to give those serving the public room to work safely.

Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 8:47 AM