Severe Weather

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When you think of a hurricane and its potential impacts, you may not first associate those risks with an inland city like Roanoke. That’s something that officials at the National Hurricane Center are trying to change.

So far, officials at the National Weather Service have confirmed 15 tornadoes touched down across Virginia Friday. The number could climb too, as crews are still surveying storm damage.

Northam Signs Climate Change Executive Order

Nov 5, 2018
Pamela D'Angelo

During the past 20 years, Virginia has experienced a 250 percent increase in federally declared disasters. Citing those statistics and damage across the state from recent hurricanes, Governor Ralph Northam on Friday signed an executive order to protect state-owned assets and the economy by reducing the impacts of climate change such as tidal and storm surge flooding in coastal Virginia.

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The term “storm chasing” likely brings TV and movie images like Twister to mind. It’s a practice that has gone on for years, primarily in the Great Plains where severe storms are more common.

Virginia State Police

Tornadoes caused significant damage and some injuries across southern and central Virginia Sunday evening.