A video posted on Facebook by the West End Assembly of God on Tuesday shows one of the tornadoes that swept through the Richmond area in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
The security camera footage shows two trees toppling into a parking lot within the span of five seconds, narrowly missing parked vehicles.
Leaves, debris and wooden fencing swirled across the parking lot in winds that were estimated at 95 mph by the National Weather Service.
On Sept. 17, the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned 10 tornadoes in Virginia — nine of them in the Richmond area.
At the time of the storm, the Rev. Shane Schlesman said he was thankful his Henrico County church off North Parham Road was spared major damage.
“All in all, we are so thankful that the miraculous path of this storm was over us, not through us,” Schlesman said.
Five of the church's 21 air conditioning units were ripped off the roof by the storm. The gym and several classrooms suffered water damage.
A survey team from the National Weather Service said the Tuckahoe tornado was an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, meaning it had peak winds of 90 to 95 mph.
It touched down at 3:32 p.m. near Stony Point Fashion Park in Richmond, then crossed the James River into Tuckahoe and dissipated on Three Chopt Road just short of the Henrico Doctors Hospital.
Here's the full text of Tuesday's post on Facebook:
"Here is our security footage of the tornado touch down from September, 2018. It damaged our back fence, gymnasium and 2nd floor, which displaced one of our main services and many other weekly activities. Luckily, God moves and works in and through crazy circumstances! His presence has been very evident over the past few months, and we are so grateful! #togetherinpurpose"