"Massive Wind Event" Hits Richmond Area | NBC4 Washington

"Massive Wind Event" Hits Richmond Area

High winds, rain KO power to 100,000 in Va.

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    The National Weather Service reports a "massive wind event" buffeted the Richmond area, leaving more than 100,000 electric customers without power.

    Billed initially as a tornado, the storm lashed high-rises downtown with rain and debris picked up by high winds.

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    Media reports said portions of the outfield wall were blown down at The Diamond, the city's minor league baseball stadium.

    Trees were downed throughout the Richmond metropolitan area and a section of I-64 was closed. There were no immediate reports of injuries or more serious damage.

    Dominion Virginia Power reported more than 136,000 customers without power.