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Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Lanexa in New Kent hit by EF-0 tornado; localities recover from Tropical Storm Michael

Lanexa in New Kent hit by EF-0 tornado; localities recover from Tropical Storm Michael

All Tidewater localities were left with flooded roads, fallen trees and debris thanks to Tropical Storm Michael.

New Kent, King William, West Point and King and Queen all had tornado warnings and flash flood warnings issued Thursday.

In New Kent, a EF-0 tornado went through an 1.8 mile stretch of Lanexa, from Colony Trail to Waterside Drive, at about 7 p.m. Thursday night, according to National Weather Service.

National Weather Service made the discovery Friday, and officials said the tornado had a wind speed of 75 mph.

EF-0 tornadoes typically do minor damage, such as peeling shingles off roofs, pushing shallow rooted trees over, damaging house siding and carrying...

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