HENRY COUNTY, Va. — Henry County Public Safety Director, Dale Wagoner, says hundreds of homes in his county have minor damage such as missing roof tiles or underpinnings ripped away. About 8 to 10 homes have substantial damage which will cost more than 10-thousand dollars to repair. One of the farms, Martin Stables, on Mountain Mist Road suffered more than 800-thousand dollars damage. The owner says the storm destroyed two buildings and severely damaged two others.
National Weather Service meteorologists are not yet sure if the damage in Henry County was caused by a tornado. Officials are waiting to evaluate photos taken by emergency managers. They say that evaluation may not be complete until late in the day. In the meantime, National Weather Service meteorologists have confirmed that a tornado touched down in Surry County, North Carolina.
The National Weather Service has taken many reports of trees down in Pittsylvania and Halifax counties. Pittsylvania County emergency managers report no major damage or injuries.