NWS survey crews determine storm damage in Central Virginia

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Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras told a news conference Monday that three schools severely damaged by Sunday's storm will be relocating its classes.

"The worst weather was northwest of us, the area they're investigating", Sine said.

The two strongest tornadoes were both rated EF2.

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Tornado watches were in effect over the Carolinas, but no tornadoes had been reported by early Sunday afternoon, said National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Hurley. An EF3 or EF4 tornado would do severe to devastating damage like entire stories of well-constructed houses destroyed, trees debarked, heavy cars lifted off the ground and thrown, whole well-constructed houses and whole frame houses completely destroyed and leveled.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Sunday toured areas hit by that storm, which left four people hurt. According to National Weather Service records, this is the first time a tornado has been confirmed in the county. As the tornado continued into Chicot County, two sets of wooden transmission poled were found snapped and a mobile home sustained damage. A few homes sustained damage to roof shingles and siding.

The weather service estimated the EF1 tornado started 4.3 miles east of the town and traveled 5.6 miles just before 6 p.m. Friday. Powerful winds knocked out power to thousands of customers in MI, which was expected to get more snow and ice throughout the weekend. "The wind and hail were coming sideways at me". That tornado strength is the lowest on the scale, said weather officials and Chuck Haynes, York County Emergency Management Director. One resident said trees were down throughout the town.

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