UPDATE: CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person was killed after a building in Chesterfield County was hit by a tornado and collapsed Monday afternoon.
The roof of Old Dominion Floor Co. Inc. on Speeks Road in western Chesterfield County reportedly collapsed after a tornado slammed the business.
Lt. Jason Elmore, spokesperson for Chesterfield County Fire & EMS, said the person who was killed was an employee of the business. One other employee was transported to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Multiple vehicles were also overturned near other businesses on Hull Street Road.
ORIGINAL: A tornado has touched down just outside of Richmond, Virginia – at least the second tornado to hit the state as the remnants of Hurricane Florence passes through.
The National Weather Service said on Twitter that a confirmed tornado was on the ground in Chesterfield County Monday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The county school system said all students in county schools were sheltered in place.
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management said earlier that a tornado damaged three properties in Mecklenberg County, which is near the border with North Carolina.
Large swaths of the state have been under flash-flood and tornado watches and warnings as Florence moves north through the state.
Virginia officials say a tornado touched down and damaged three properties in the southern part of the state near the border with North Carolina.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management State Coordinator Jeff Stern said the tornado touched down in Mecklenburg County on Monday. Stern said there were no reports of injuries, and two homes and a trailer were damaged.
Much of the western part of Virginia has been under flash-flood and tornado watches as Florence circles north.