EF1 TORNADO STRIKES PETERSURG JULY 9, 2008

 

Tornado photo courtesy Jeff Seymour

RELIMINARY LOCAL STORM REPORT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
326 PM EDT THU JUL 10 2008

..TIME...   ...EVENT...      ...CITY LOCATION...     ...LAT.LON...
..DATE...   ....MAG....      ..COUNTY LOCATION..ST.. ...SOURCE....
            ..REMARKS..

0718 PM     TORNADO          W PETERSBURG            37.20N 77.39W
07/09/2008  EF1              CITY OF PETERSBURG VA   NWS STORM SURVEY


            ROOF BLOWN OFF WAREHOUSE AT THE INTERSECTION OF FARMER
            STREET AND FAIRGROUNDS RD...IN THE WEST SECTION OF
            PETERSBURG. EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO WAREHOUSE. UTILITY POLES
            AND POWER LINES DOWN IN THE VICINITY. A STORM SURVEY HAS
            BEEN CONDUCTED AT THE SITE...AND THE DAMAGE HAS BEEN
            ASSESSED AS AN EF1 TORNADO. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN
            BRIEFLY WITH A WIDTH OF 30 YARDS...AND A PATH LENGTH OF
            APPROXIMATELY 60 YARDS. NO FATALITIES OR INJURIES REPORTED.