Storm damages homes, knocks out power in Northern Neck

COLONIAL BEACH, Va. (AP) — A powerful storm uprooted trees, damaged homes and left many families in the dark in the Northern Neck.

Colonial Beach Fire Chief David Robey tells The Richmond Times Dispatch that the storm caused at least $1 million worth of damage in the town.

He says six houses suffered “major damaged” and at least one is “completely destroyed.” Thousands were without power as of Saturday morning.

Robey is asking people to stay away from the town as officials assess the damage.

A King George Sheriff’s spokeswoman told the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star that parts of major roads in the county’s eastern part were closed due fallen trees or low power lines.

Robey says no residents have been reported injured. He says a firefighter tore a ligament when an engine rolled over on a washed-out road.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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