UPDATE: Tornado Confirmed in Fluvanna County

By: Melanie Niemann Email
By: Melanie Niemann Email

September 6, 2011

After seeing a CBS19 viewer's home video and assessing the damage, the National Weather Service has determined that a tornado did touch down in Fluvanna County on Monday.

The NWS announced that the funnel cloud Fluvanna County residents reported seeing in the Bybee's Church Road area was an EF-0 tornado. The small twister touched down around 6pm Monday. It had an estimated width of 100 yards and estimated path of 0.8 miles.

The NWS Storm Survey Team determined the damage to Bybee's Road Baptist Church - overturned gravestones, dislodged steeple, downed trees - was consistent with an EF-0, which has estimated winds of 60-70 mph.

The tornado initially touched down along Route 613 just southwest of the church. It then tracked northeast along Route 613, moving over the church before crossing Route 607 before lifting in a wooded field.

No injuries were reported. Below is the amateur video shot by CBS19 viewer, "Teddy".


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