RICHMOND, Va. - A Tornado Watch has been canceled for parts of Washington D.C. and areas south in Maryland and Virginia, but a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for most of the region until 4 a.m. Tuesday.
The Tornado Watch was issued by the National Weather Service during the afternoon until 10 p.m., but it was canceled early Monday night.
According to the FOX 5 Weather Team, the heavy rain and thunderstorms that passed through are associated with remnants of Florence that was traveling north on Monday.
There were several reports of tornadoes and storm damage in Richmond and Chesterfield County in Virginia.
Large tornado in Richmond Virginia, around 4 PM ET image via Pat Strepka pic.twitter.com/PCI6J5KPST— Brad Sowder (@TheBradSowder) September 17, 2018
According to Lt. Jason Elmore of the Chesterfield Fire and EMS Department, there has been one confirmed death and another person was hospitalized following a building collapse at Old Dominion Flooring. Dominion Energy reported 6,000 customers were without power in the Richmond area as of Monday afternoon.
Lots of damage in western Chesterfield. These are pics from business on Speeks Rd. pic.twitter.com/qGFBrWKft6— Lt. Jason Elmore (@CFEMSPIO) September 17, 2018
Hull street near Speeks Rd pic.twitter.com/REZorytMkB— Lt. Jason Elmore (@CFEMSPIO) September 17, 2018
We can confirm one fatality at the building collapse. All other employees accounted for. We transported one other minor injury to hospital.— Lt. Jason Elmore (@CFEMSPIO) September 17, 2018
Drone footage taken in the area of Hull Street Road/Speeks Drive today pic.twitter.com/eTbSkW0CmX— Lt. Jason Elmore (@CFEMSPIO) September 18, 2018
Part 2 - Drone footage taken in the area of Hull Street Road/Speeks Drive today pic.twitter.com/6zVuSMHxYM— Lt. Jason Elmore (@CFEMSPIO) September 18, 2018
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