Image: Residents of Burnett's Mill walk through the neighbourhood to look at damage after a tornado hit Suffolk. Photo: AP
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says three tornadoes touched down in Virginia.
Meteorologist Bryan Jackson says the twisters hit Suffolk, Colonial Heights and Brunswick County on Monday afternoon. Authorities say at least 200 people were injured. Property damage was widespread.
Jackson says the Brunswick County tornado was estimated at 86 mph to 110 mph, and cut a 300-yard path of destruction. Assessments of the other twisters were planned for Tuesday, but Jackson described Suffolk's as a "major tornado."
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At least one person is dead and at least 200 people are injured.