HAMPTON ROADS -- Severe weather moved through Northeast North Carolina and Southeast Virginia Tuesday afternoon, causing damage in some areas.
According to the National Weather Service heavy rain and winds of 60 mph or faster were reported, which could produce nickel sized hail and lightning.
Lightning struck a tree branch in the 4300 block of Tason Drive in Suffolk around 2:30 p.m., causing it to fall onto a chimney, which then caused bricks to fall and damage the gas line to the home. Virginia Natural Gas responded and secured the gas line. No fire was reported and nobody was injured.
According to 13News Meteorologist Craig Moeller, 'We are still tracking very intense storms throughout the region but the heaviest rain is in North Carolina. Isolated, heavy storms could still develop throughout the area.'
While there are no warnings right now, Craig says damage is always possible with lighting and heavy rain.
Emergency Services in Dare County said a family has been displaced after lightning struck their house on E.B. Daniels Road in Wanchese around 1 p.m. The damage was to the interior of the home. Nobody was injured.
A 13News viewer said the storm caused a trampoline to fly in the air and land in electric lines on Beechwood Drive in Suffolk.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools warned that afternoon buses may be late due to the severe weather.
'A rainstorm, accompanied by lightning, means traffic will undoubtedly be slower as drivers on the road, including our bus drivers, use caution in these conditions,' VBCPS said in a phone call to parents.