PHOTOS: Powerful Storm Strikes Fredericksburg
Fleming Street was heavily damaged when a rare, powerful storm believed to be either a microburst or possible tornado struck the Fredericksburg area.
The National Weather Service hasn't confirmed if it was a tornado, microburst or some other type of rare storm that caused havoc on Fleming Street just a few miles south of the Fredericksburg border with Spotslvania County.
"We would have to survey to be sure," an NWS representative said today. They can't make a determination at this point and will discuss Monday if they will be sending a surveyor. One things for sure: those directly affected by the storm said it felt like a tornado.
John Bettis, who owns a home that was heavily damaged when the roof from 86 Fleming Street devoured the right side of his home and roof, said he felt his house lift in the air when the storm was at its height. He and his wife, Pamela, were not injured, but Pamela was getting her vitals checked by medics.
"I got out because of the rescue crews," John Bettis said.