Severe storms cause flooding, damage on the Southside

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — As a line of severe thunderstorms moved across Hampton Roads Thursday night, several areas on the Southside saw flooding and other storm damage.

Emergency crews in Suffolk responded to a number of storm-related 911 calls, according to Diana Klink with the city of Suffolk.

A number of vehicles submerged in flood waters along Locust Street, Spruce Street, Mill Street, 2nd Avenue and Constance Road. Police rescued a family of four from a vehicle and three occupants of another vehicle. Downtown, Clay Street saw about five inches or more of flooding, affecting about five vehicle and a nearby home.

Lightning struck a home along Indian Trial Road and Suffolk Fire & Rescue Station 1.

Klink said a tree landed on a house in the 100 block of Pitchkettle Point Circle, causing significant structural damage. Electrical issues caused the family to be displaced from the residence.

Trees were also reported down on Everetts Road, Lake Prince Road and Milners Road, Klink said.

Cable wires were down along Lewis Avenue and power lines were down on Corinth Chapel Road, Linden Avenue and Raleigh Avenue.

However, no injuries were reported in Suffolk.

Norfolk and Portsmouth also saw torrential rains and substantial flooding.

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