You rarely see a tornado of this magnitude in this part of the country. A massive EF-3 tornado caused terrible damage in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area. New drone video shows the damage path of the storm as recovery efforts begin.

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The city of Virginia Beach shared details of this terrible storm which hit the city on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Here are more details:

The path was approximately 4.5 miles long, from the Eastern Branch of the Lynnhaven River to Fort Story, with peak winds of 145 mph. More than $15 million is estimated in residential damage: nine homes destroyed; 36 with major damage making them uninhabitable; and many more with significant damage.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department shared drone video of the damage path of this EF-3 rated tornado on their Facebook page.

Here's one of the videos of this huge vortex as it devastated Virginia Beach.

How many tornadoes of this strength have hit Virginia Beach?

The website USA estimates that only 19 tornadoes rated EF-2 or higher have hit the Virginia Beach area.

As this is a developing story, it will be updated once the National Weather Service is able to survey damage of an unprecedented tornado in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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