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Storms leave trail of damage in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Severe storms ripped through Virginia Sunday night, causing significant damage in some parts of the region. 

Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Monday morning to help local and state agencies respond to the damage. 

In Chesterfield County, a tree crashed into a home in the Shenandoah Hills Subdivision. None of the seven people who live in the home were injured, but the family told 8News reporter Talya Cunningham that the tree narrowly missed a 3-year-old boy.

Another home in Chesterfield County fell victim to a fallen tree. The homeowner, who escaped safely, told 8News reporter Nick Conigliaro that she was the only one home at the time. The home is located on Partingdale Circle off of Heybridge Drive. 

Other parts of Virginia received significant storm damage and one city even declared a local state of emergency.

Danville City Manager Ken Larking declared a local state of emergency Sunday evening.

Amherst County Administrator Dean Rodgers says about 20 homes were destroyed and multiple people were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The National Weather Service issued multiple severe weather advisories for several counties, including Campbell and Bedford.

The Associated Press Contributed to this report. 

8News has team coverage of the storm damage starting at 5 p.m. 


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