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Storm damage in Oilville in Goochland County

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) - Two confirmed tornadoes hit Oilville in Goochland County.  Goochland Fire and Rescue said the most severe damage was off Bridgewater Bluff at the home of Rich Williams.

A huge tree was uprooted by the strong winds. The path of destruction continued around his house.

Williams returned from work to find a more-than 100-foot tall tree on the ground just feet from his house.

"It was just a bad dream really how could it be my house in the middle of nowhere," said Williams.

Williams saw the fast moving storm coming. He warned his family.

"Just a big black storm kind of funnel shaped," said Williams.

A close call, but no injuries or damage to his house.

"Just my favorite tree on the whole lot is down but other than that every body is okay," said Williams.

Northeast in Montpelier, people terrified they may be next took cover at a gas station at Routes 54 and 33.

The store clerks game plan: to hide in a cooler.

Travis Law witnessed a tornado not too far away.

"You could see it and it touched down in the field beside our house it started pulling stuff up and we all went inside and got in the closet," said Law.

Paul Harris and others took shelter underneath the awning as it was pummeled by rain.

"It's rough lots of wind from sideways," said Harris.

Caught in the storm on his motorcycle, Harris pulled over.

"Hydroplaning on two wheels," said Harris.

Goochland Fire and Rescue said four trees came down on Interstate 64 but no one was hurt. 

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