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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
345 PM EDT SAT APR 01 2017

...TORNADO CONFIRMED IN CHESAPEAKE / VIRGINIA BEACH...

LOCATION...Green Tree Road in Chesapeake, Kempridge to Rosemont in
Virginia Beach 
DATE...March 31 2017 
ESTIMATED TIME...610 TO 630 PM
EF-SCALE RATING...EF0 - EF2
ESTIMATED MAX WIND SPEED...90 to 120 MPH
MAX PATH WIDTH...350 YARDS
PATH LENGTH...8 MILES 
FIRST TOUCH DOWN BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.74, -76.23
SECOND TOUCH DOWN BEGINNING LAT/LON...36.748, -76.208
ENDING LAT/LON...36.7913, -76.0858
FATALITIES...0
INJURIES...0

...SUMMARY...

NWS storm survey determined that an EF0 tornado first touched down on 
Green Tree Road in Chesapeake then quickly lifted off the ground. It 
then had a second touch down in Kempbridge where a single wide mobile
home was destroyed. It strengthened to an EF2 (120 mph) where a church 
on Centerville Road was heavily damaged. It traveled on Stumpy Lake 
and Elbow Road while weakening to an EF1 (100-105 mph). The tornado
traveled as a high end EF0 across Lancetown High School, Princess Ann, 
Tidewater Community College, Rosemont then lifted off the ground near 
the Light Horse Development. 

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