NWS: Tornado snaps trees, rips off roof

Hampton Tornado Damage Photo by Greg Gadberry

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down in Hampton during Saturday’s storms, tearing down trees and ripping shingles off the roofs of homes. Two tornados also hit Isle of Wight County.

According to the National Weather Service, the EF-0 tornado touched down between 3:50 p.m. and 3:53 p.m. in the Fox Hill area, with estimated wind speeds of 80 miles per hour.

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The National Weather Service reported the tornado touched down near Routten Road and Cabell Lane, where about 50 trees were snapped. Shingles were also blown off the roofs of homes.

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The NWS said the tornado then moved east-northeast, damaging Fox Hill Central Methodist Church’s roof. The roof of the City of Hampton School Maintenance Compound on Wind Mill Point Road was ripped off.

Along Canal Road, the NWS service said the tornado continued to snap trees and damage rooftops, blowing out a car’s windows.

The Fox Hill Athletic Association building suffered significant structural damage before the tornado ended at the marshes of the Grandview Nature Preserve.

According to the NWS, the tornado was on the ground for approximately five minutes.

Officials said no injuries were reported.

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