Hurricane Florence Aftermath Spawns Tornado That Kills 1, Injures Another
At least 32 people have died after Hurricane Florence tore into the region.
In the wake of this weekend’s storm, at least 13 tornadoes popped up in Virginia Monday afternoon, however, one that struck the Richmond area proved fatal.
The victim was a man who worked at a flooring company, authorities said. The store's owner apparently told fire officials that all employees were accounted for except for one. The victim has not yet been identified.
The tornado hit the area at about 3:45 p.m. At the time, about 15 employees were inside Old Dominion Flooring warehouse.
The employee who was injured in the tornado was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The tornado caused a furniture store to collapse and ripped the roofs off of various buildings and homes. It also flipped cars in a shopping center near the flooring warehouse.
A police officer in the area took to Twitter to post an image of the tornado's aftermath in the area.
Following Monday’s tornado, the death toll caused by Hurricane Florence has been brought to 32 with 25 people dead in North Carolina, six in South Carolina and one in Virginia, according to Weather.com.
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