Severe weather leaves behind destruction in parts of Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Not even a week after tornadoes tore through Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, the Hampton Roads area saw more severe weather Thursday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that an EF-0 tornado hit Chesapeake’s Hickory section Thursday. A possible tornado damaged 20 homes in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach.

Significant damage was also reported in the towns of Irvington and Kilmarnock in the Northern Neck. NWS says an EF-1 hit Irvington. Straight line winds caused the destruction in and around Kilmarnock.

Photos: April severe weather in Hampton Roads

There are power outages throughout the area. Get the latest updates on outages here.

Trash pickup in Norfolk has been canceled Thursday. This includes bulk waste and yard waste pickup. Thursdays collections have been rescheduled to Saturday.

Garbage collection in Portsmouth is also canceled for Thursday and has been rescheduled to Saturday. Residents concerned about their vehicles can park at one of the following city-owned garages until 8 a.m. Friday:

  • County and Middle Street garages
  • Water Street garage

Chesapeake residents who see non-emergency storm damage can report it to the city at 382-CITY any time after 6 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday’s storms come on the heels of tornadoes that swept through the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach on Friday, causing massive damage. The National Weather Service confirmed that a EF-2 tornado that went across parts of Virginia Beach and Chesapeake with peak winds of 120 miles per hour. An EF-1 touched down in Suffolk. It had peak winds of 80 to 90 miles per hours. Another EF-1 went through Bertie County.

Luckily, no injuries were reported anywhere.

In Chesapeake, a tornado destroyed the Real Life Christian Church. More than 200 homes in Virginia Beach were damaged Friday. Neighbors are still working to clean up and recover.

Gallery: Storm damage in Rock Creek section of Va. Beach

Governor Terry McAuliffe said Thursday that only one of the 200 homes damaged in the Resort City was uninsured. He says it’s unlikely the state will receive federal assistance for storm damage.

“In order to meet the threshold, a majority of the homes would have had to be uninsured and that’s not the case. I believe we only had one home that was uninsured,” the governor told 10 On Your Side. “For the public side, it has to be $14.1 million and we are not even close to that.”

McAuliffe says he visited Virginia Beach Thursday night to see the damage from Friday’s tornadoes for himself.

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