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NWS confirms tornado hit near Irvington

Storm damage in Irvington (Source: NBC12) Storm damage in Irvington (Source: NBC12)
Damage at Rappahannock General Hospital. (Source: Becca Paige Gillie) Damage at Rappahannock General Hospital. (Source: Becca Paige Gillie)
Partial roof collapse at Rappahannock General Hospital (Source: NBC12) Partial roof collapse at Rappahannock General Hospital (Source: NBC12)
(WWBT) -

The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down on Thursday afternoon near Irvington in Lancaster County, Virginia.

The EF-1 tornado is estimated to have had a maximum speed of 90 mph.

According to the NWS:

The tornado touched down near the boundary of Lancaster County and the Rappahannock River. The tornado then proceeded across West Irvington and Irvington where it reached its maximum intensity of up to 90 mph. Damage included loss of roofing material, gutters and/or awnings, and siding material as well as uprooted and snapped hardwood trees. The tornado continued to the northeast with the last damage observed in a wooded area on the east side of the Hills Quarter Subdivision near King Carter Golf course. Damage around Kilmarnock was determined to be straight line wind.

NWS reported that there is damage to the hospital in the area, along with numerous trees down.

Lancaster County officials confirmed four areas of debris in the towns of Kilmarnock and Irvington: 

  • Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock had window damage and a partial collapse of the E.R. roof
  • St. Francis Catholic Church on Route 200 has tree debris, but the building is believed to be in good shape 
  • About a half dozen trees down on King Carter Drive
  • Damage along Salem Road in Irvington

Bon Secours said in a statement that "there was no extensive damage" at the hospital. "Lancaster County emergency staff are currently on the scene assessing the situation. Patient care was not compromised at any time during today’s weather-related event."

Lancaster Director of Emergency Services Wally Beauchamp says there are no reports of injuries. 

There were about 3,400 homes in the county that are without power.

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