NWS confirms tornado touched down July 4th in Norfolk, Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:12 AM, Jul 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-09 14:55:58-04

The National Weather Service confirms that a brief EF-0 tornado associated with Hurricane Arthur touched down near Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk and in the Little Neck area of Virginia Beach on July 4th and also

The tornado briefly touched down in the cemetery around 1:40 a.m., and caused a variety of damage throughout the property.

The City of Norfolk says more than 40 trees fell and over 200 monuments were either broken or displaced. The fencing along Granby Street was also damaged by tree debris.

30 Norfolk Department of Recreation, Parks and Open Space employees worked over 240 hours over the holiday weekend to clear trees and reset the unbroken monuments to their former positions.

This same storm also produced a brief EF-0 tornado along Lynnwood Road and Kline Drive in Virginia Beach at 1:15 a.m.

Several trees in this area were also uprooted and snapped. One tree fell on a home, causing roof damage.