More Weekend Tornadoes Confirmed in VA

The National Weather Service has confirmed several additional tornadoes swept through Virginia over the weekend.

As of Tuesday, the weather service confirmed ten tornadoes of varying severity. The most powerful of Saturday's tornadoes was the
deadly twister that swept through Gloucester County and also hit parts of Surry and Mathews counties. Weather service officials said that storm packed winds of 136 to 165 mph.

Tornadoes also were confirmed in Augusta, Dinwiddie, Halifax, Isle of Wight, Loudoun, Middlesex and Rockbridge counties. Weather
service officials are continuing to verify other possible tornadoes.

The state Department of Emergency Management said Tuesday that the chief medical examiner's office has confirmed five storm-related fatalities. Two other deaths reported by local officials weren't attributable to the severe weather.

The Department of Taxation said Tuesday it's granting people in localities affected by the storms Saturday and April 8 a 30-day extension for filing their Virginia tax returns and paying state taxes.

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