National Weather Service researching five reported tornadoes in Virginia

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Suffolk Police survey damage to building along Saratoga Street in Suffolk, Va., after Hurricane Isaias moved through the region Tuesday morning, August 4, 2020. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP)

WAKEFIELD, Va. (WRIC) – The National Weather Service says that they have received more than a dozen reports for tornadoes related to Tropical Storm Isaias, and five of those locations are in Virginia. In an email sent to news media, NWS Wakefield lists 12 areas where they are working to confirm tornadoes. Locations in Virginia include:

  • Courtland
  • Suffolk
  • James City County
  • Fleeton / Buzzards Bar
  • Kilmarnock

Other reported locations are in Maryland and North Carolina.

Although radar data is used to identify possible tornadoes, representatives for the NWS will verify each report in the field over the next couple of days and evaluate damage, path and intensity, explained a representative from the National Weather Service in Wakefield, Virginia.

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