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EF-0 tornado hits Isle of Wight County; no injuries reported

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 19:23:20-04

WALTERS, Va. -- The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in Isle of Wight County during a night of severe weather throughout Hampton Roads.

On Friday survey teams with the weather service confirmed that a weak tornado touched down near the town of Walters Thursday around 9:30 p.m.

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Damage reported after a tornado touched down in Isle of Wight County Thursday, March 18, 2021.

The weather service says the tornado cut a four-mile path through the county.

No injuries were reported, but the tornado ripped the roof off a church and damaged the roof of a home.

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Damage reported after a tornado touched down in Isle of Wight County Thursday, March 18, 2021.

It also destroyed a garage, knocked down a pole barn and damaged numerous trees.

The tornado was classified as EF-0, the weakest category, with maximum wind speeds of 85 mph.

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Damage reported after a tornado touched down in Isle of Wight County Thursday, March 18, 2021.