National Weather Service says at least 15 tornadoes hit Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — At least 15 tornadoes touched down on Good Friday in Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.

Four teams from the Wakefield office assessed damage over the weekend and determined 11 tornadoes hit the area. Four more were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total to at least 15. 

Survey teams will continue assessing the widespread damage Monday and Tuesday.

8News is continuing to track the damage with a breakdown what occurred: 

Franklin County tornado: An EF-3 with a max wind speed of 159 mph. The track was 8.2 miles long and moved from Oak Level, VA to Henry Fork, VA. This tornado injured 2 people, 3 structures were significantly damaged, and 10 outbuildings were heavily damaged or destroyed.

RELATED: Tornado tears through Franklin County home, woman survives without a scratch

Brunswick County tornado: An EF-0 with a max speed of 70-80 mph. The track was 0.6 miles long and was near Brodnax, VA. This tornado mainly uprooted and snapped trees. A branch also fell on a horse and killed it.

RELATED: Horse killed by falling tree in Brunswick County

Gloucester County tornado: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 80 mph. The track was 1.4 miles long and went from Mill Creek, VA to Maryus, VA. The tornado started as a waterspout and moved on land at Jenkins Neck Rd. Trees were damaged and a shed was flattened.

Greenville County tornado 1: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 65-75 mph. The track was 4.4 miles long and was near Emporia, VA. The tornado snapped trees and damaged some outbuildings. Minor damage was reported in an Emporia shopping center.

Greenville County tornado 2: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 70 mph. The track was 6.35 miles long and went from Creek Rd to Mores Lane. The tornado was mainly in a rural area and mostly snapped trees along its path.

Greensville County tornado 3: An EF-1 with a max wind speed of 85-90 mph. The track was 18.6 miles long and tracked from Garysburg, NC to Emporia, VA. The tornado tracked across rural areas and snapped trees, the tornado lift just north of the border, before touching down and uprooting many other trees.

Charles City County tornado: An EF-2 with a max wind speed of 125-135 mph. The track was 3.1 miles long and passed near Charles City, VA. The tornado uprooted and snapped many trees along it’s path. The worst damage was the Charles City Gun and Rod Club, the roof was lifted and partially blown off and an exterior wall was blown in.

Fairfax County tornado: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 70 mph. The track was 4 miles long and was near Reston, VA. The tornado ripped up and snapped some trees, passed over a hospital complex, destroyed a shed outside of a Trader Joe’s, a tree fell into a townhome, and another tree fell on some cars.

Prince George County tornado: An EF-1 with a max wind speed of 90-95 mph. The track was 3.9 miles long near Disputanta, VA. The tornado snapped and uprooted trees and numerous sheds and outbuildings were destroyed.

Louisa County tornado: An EF-2 with a max wind speed of 115-120 mph. The track was 2.0 miles long near Mineral, VA. The tornado knocked trees down (one into a car), A restored 18th century home had the roof removed and large trees were snapped, more trees were uprooted, and a garage sustained some damage.

Bedford County tornado: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 93 mph. The track was 1.8 miles long and was near Thaxton, VA. The tornado snapped and uprooted many trees and caused damage to an outbuilding.

Isle of Wight County tornado: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 75-80 mph. The track was 2.9 miles long and started at Mill Swamp RD and ended at the James River. The tornado snapped and uprooted numerous trees along the path and one tree fell onto a home.

Sussex County tornado: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 70-80 mph. The track was 17.7 miles long, started near Stoney Creek, VA and ended near Disputanta, VA. The tornado uprooted trees and a garage was destroyed as a tree fell into it.

York County tornado: An EF-0 with a max wind speed of 85 mph. The track was 1.8 miles and was near Colonial Parkway and Queens Drive. The tornado damage was mainly limited to tree damage, knocked down power lines and some home damage on Queens Drive. 

Newport News tornado: An EF-0 with a mix wind speed of 70mph. The track was 1.8 miles long and went from Sanford to Denbign in Newport News, VA. The tornado started as a waterspout and mainly did damage to trees and a small shed as destroyed.

The NWS sends out teams to assess the damage before they are confirmed. These are preliminary reports and may change in the next couple days as more data comes in.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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