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Tornadoes Spotted In Stafford

Stafford County spokeswoman Cathy Riddle said there have been reports of funnel clouds spotted in the south west part of the county along U.S. 17 in the Hartwood area. There have been no reports of any of them touching down, and no damage reported so far. Fire and Rescue personnel have been dispatched to the area.

Here is NOAA’s tornado safety guide.


  • Amy LaBrec

    We thought we saw one! We were in the parking lot at the Spotsylvania Mall, in front of Costco. We saw what surely looked like a funnel cloud in the area north of us – looked like Rt. 17 Hartwood area – we had just come from there. I had received a text from the NWS saying we were under a tornado warning too. Pretty scary!