Officials confirm Nelson County tornado from April 19 storms

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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The National Weather Service has confirmed a 16th tornado touched down in Virginia due to storms that crossed the state on April 19.

An EF1 tornado touched down around 5:30 p.m. just south of Keys Church Road near Shipman in Nelson County

The NWS says the tornado, which was on the ground for about two minutes and traveled a mile and a half, headed north-northeast to James River Road, snapping multiple trees about a third of the way up the trunk.

As it continued to move up James River Road, NWS says the tornado grew stronger and expanded to 125 yards in width, causing significant damage to two farms and nearby woods.

Between 100 and 200 trees were snapped or uprooted, including one that fell on and killed a horse.

One large tree came down on three vehicles while a recreational vehicle was knocked over by the winds.

Several small buildings were damaged or destroyed and power lines were brought down across a field.

No people were hurt by this tornado.



 
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