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Severe Weather, Virginia Feb. 2016

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Newport News firefighter James Owens helps to clear trees along Cedar Lane Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, after powerful storms moved through the area. Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency in response to a powerful storm that left three people dead. McAuliffe issued the declaration Wednesday to enable state agencies to devote available resources to storm response and recovery. The storm spawned at least one confirmed tornado in Waverly, where two men and a 2-year-old child were killed. (Rob Ostermaier/The Daily Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Spectators walk through debris left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Spectators look over debris left in the downtown area left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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An overturned car rest on a highway next to the foundation of a mobile home that was throw across the highway by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Utility trucks make their way down West Main street in the Town of Waverly, Va.,, after it was hit by a tornado earlier in the day, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT

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Fire and rescue personnel make a secondary sweep through the Town of Waverly, Va., after it was hit by a tornado earlier in the day, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 (L. Todd SpencerThe Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT

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Lightning lights up the night sky behind a home in Waverly, Va, that washit by a tornado earlier in the day, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. A fast-moving storm swept into Virginia on Wednesday, spawning at least one tornado and leaving at least three dead in the tiny farming town of Waverly and injuring several others across the state, authorities said. (L. Todd Spencer/ The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT

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Nick Mobley helps clean up a house owned by a family friend, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, after a storm hit Appomattox County, Va. A powerful storm system swept across the East Coast on Wednesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the region. (Jill Nance/The News & Advance via AP)

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Tornado damage along Richmond Highway in Appomattox County is shown on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. State police say at least seven people have been injured in Appomattox County, where a funnel cloud left an 8- to 10-mile path of destruction. (The News & Advance/News & Daily Advance via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

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Alice Clerval stands next to items from her leveled home Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Appomattox County, Va., after a storm struck the area. (Jill Nance/The News & Advance via AP)

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Alice Clerval stands in front of her home that was destroyed during storms in Appomattox County, Va., on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. (Jill Nance/The News & Advance via AP)

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Timothy Williams looks over a car in front of his destroyed mobile home as he walks through debris left by a deadly storm that swept through Waverly, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Williams was in the car that he is standing next to when a storm swept through the area. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)