NWS confirms another tornado in Virginia

The National Weather Service (NWS) has confirmed at their website that an EF-0 tornado struck Rockbridge County Fri. May 6.

Strong straight line winds were reported with an EF-0 tornado embedded in them.

The winds struck just south of Fairfield Virginia and ran northward for a little more than a quarter mile ending north of Fairfield.

Winds were recorded at 85 miles per hour at the beginning dropping to 70 then to 60 miles per hour at the end of the path.

Damage occurred to the siding of a church and several barn outbuildings along with uprooted or broken trees along the path.

No injuries were report in the winds.

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Localities brace for 5 to 8 inches of rain

Localities around the state have been preparing for the 5 to 8 inches of rains expected today through tomorrow Thur. Sept. 2.

The city of Winchester have cleared storm drains and assembled sand bags.

The town of Front Royal crews have also prepared clearing drains and anchoring equipment.

The town of Front Royal is asking its citizens to stay off the roads during the heaviest of the rain if possible.

Flood insurance information is available at ready.gov/floods.

All City, Town and Electrical Crews are on standby for any issues that may arise.

You are asked to be aware and obey all road closure signs.

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