EF3 Tornado Strikes Virginia Beach Damaging Up to 100 Homes

EF3 Tornado Strikes Virginia Beach Damaging Up to 100 Homes

Up to 100 homes have been damaged in Virginia Beach, Virginia after an EF3 tornado hit the Great Neck area, prompting the closure of schools and a local state of emergency. No injuries have been reported. Meanwhile, Palm Beach Gardens in South Florida is also recovering from an EF2 tornado that caused vehicle damage and debris along roads.

Tornado Strikes

Up to 100 homes are damaged and a state of emergency is in place in Virginia Beach, Virginia, after an EF3 tornado hit the city, prompting the closure of at least three schools. No injuries have been reported, but some homes had gas leaks and crews are working to clear major debris. Meanwhile, Palm Beach Gardens in South Florida is also recovering from an EF2 tornado that caused vehicle damage and debris along roads.

Tornado Strikes Virginia Beach

EF3 tornado damages up to 100 homes and schools closed in Virginia Beach, while South Florida community recovers from EF2 tornado

Virginia Beach, Virginia, has declared a state of emergency after an EF3 tornado hit the Great Neck area of the city, damaging up to 100 homes. Three schools have been closed, and city workers are currently cleaning up the debris. No injuries have been reported, but some homes experienced EF3 type damage, and there were gas leaks. The tornado had estimated wind speeds of 140 to 150 mph. The South Florida community of Palm Beach Gardens is also recovering from an EF2 tornado with estimated peak winds of 130 mph, which caused damage along a highway and flipped cars in a parking lot.

Tornado hits Virginia Beach, likely damaging hundreds of homes and triggering state of emergency


A state of emergency has been declared in Virginia Beach as a result of an EF-3 tornado that moved through the area on Sunday. Dozens of homes were damaged, trees were downed, and gas leaks were reported. There were no immediate reports of injuries, and authorities have confirmed that nobody was trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed structures. Despite this, rescue attempts were made during the severe weather.

The exact number of homes that sustained damage remains uncertain, but city officials estimate that between 50 and 100 were impacted by the tornado. During a news conference on Monday, Virginia Beach city manager Patrick Duhaney stated that “hundreds of homes” were likely affected.

“We are still gathering information regarding the extent of the damage,” Duhaney told reporters. “We have had an amazing response from our first responders and other city employees.”

The Virginia Beach Fire Department shared drone footage of the damage on their Facebook page, expressing their sympathies for the Great Neck community and all those impacted by the storm. They were thankful that there were no fatalities.