Damage has been reported from a tornado that hit in the Charleston, West Virginia area this evening. The tornado hit at approximately 7:00PM and several residents of the area took video and photo of the frightening weather event.
— Vortex Crew (@VortexChasing) June 25, 2019
KRLX in Charleston first reported the Tornado Warning and sent out the following radar pictures just minutes before the tornado hit in the Charleston area, warning residents to “Tornado Warning, TAKE COVER!”
Charleston , West Virginia is under TORNADO WARNING. TAKE COVER! Potential to produce a tornado at any second. Keeping prayers over there… it’s where I was born❤️ pic.twitter.com/TDfbCH5J7I
— Meteorology On The Go (@GoMeteorology) June 24, 2019
Josh Fitzpatrick of NBC29 was on the scene following the tornado and shared several videos on his Twitter account:
Likely a rain-wrapped #tornado hit the Southridge area of #Charleston, West Virginia around 7 PM this evening. Reports of damage. This photo from the Sams Club at Southridge Plaza. ? Mykal Leist ? @NWSCharlestonWV #WVwx pic.twitter.com/xLGQNf16nR
— Josh Fitzpatrick (@JoshFitzWx) June 24, 2019
Rain-wrapped Tornado from Corridor G (Rte. 119) as it crossed over around 7 PM this evening in the Southridge area! Reports of damage and power outages. ? Missy Richmond @NWSCharlestonWV @spann @WeatherNation pic.twitter.com/IipFzlu0fO
— Josh Fitzpatrick (@JoshFitzWx) June 25, 2019
One Charleston resident was having a peaceful Monday evening when the tornado hit only miles from his home:
— Sam Frontino (@SamFrontino) June 24, 2019
There have been no reported injuries and we pray that there will be none. Stay tuned to The West Virginia Pride for more coverage on the tornado as it becomes available.