National Weather Service reports 2 tornadoes in Suffolk on Christmas Eve causing damages to several homes

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 16:12:44-05

SUFFOLK, Va.- The National Weather Service confirmed two EF1 tornadoes hit the City of Suffolk on Christmas Eve.

According to a report from NWS Wakefield, the first tornado touched down around 11:21 p.m. starting in the Corinth Chapel Road of Suffolk and ending just west of the intersection of Corinth Chapel Road and Gates Road.

The tornado reached a maximum sustained speed of 90 mph with a path length of 0.03 miles. According to NWS, no injures or fatalities were reported.

NWS reports, the first tornado caused significant damage to at least one home, uprooted and snapped off several large trees, and flipped over a large pickup truck. NWS says the circulation that produced this tornado lifted off the ground after its end location and later produced a second tornado approximately 6 miles to the northeast in the vicinity of Dutch Road.

The second tornado took place around 11:28 p.m. to 11:31 p.m., reaching an estimated 95 to 100 mph with a path length of 2.2 miles.

MWS reports the damage began on the south side of Dutch Road in the southwest portion of city and ended along Lummis Road just north of the intersection with Box Elder Road.

This tornado caused significant damage to at least 6 homes along Dutch Road, with shingles torn off roofs, and also damaged a large trailer, according to NWS. Several large trees were uprooted along the damage path.

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