1 am update: Tragedy in Hanover, and power outages tick up

1 am update: Tragedy in Hanover, and power outages tick up
NWS says a tornado touched down in Virginia
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Weather Service says that it has confirmed a tornado in Virginia.

Travel Advisory in effect for Richmond International Airport

The National Weather Service in Wakefield tweeted Thursday that radar confirmed the tornado shortly after 5:30 p.m.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – As hurricane Michael moves north, the Richmond International airport has issued a travel advisory, cancelling or delaying numerous flights.

It touched down near Scott’s Fork, which is in southern Amelia County and about 36 miles (58 kilometers) southwest of Richmond.

533pm Radar CONFIRMED Tornado near Scotts Fork in southern Amelia County. A Tornado is on the ground, TAKE SHELTER NOW #vawx pic.twitter.com/SAIUDSK609

The storm has the potential to bring substantial weather that impacts central and eastern Virginia Thursday evening into early Friday.

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Michael may bring sustained winds of 20 to 30 MPH, with potential gusts possible between 40 and 50 mph.

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“As Tropical Storm Michael turns to the Commonwealth, I want to urge all Virginians to prepare for the serious possibility of flash floods, tropical storm force winds, tornadoes, and power outages,” Northam said in a written release. “I am declaring a state of emergency in order to provide state assets to Virginians and to assist our neighbors in states who are dealing with the devastating effects of this historic storm. My thoughts are with all those along with the Gulf Coast and my administration will continue our outreach to governors and state agencies where Hurricane Michael has produced widespread damage.”

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At least two deaths have been blamed on Michael as it blasted Florida and Georgia. Though weakened into a tropical storm, it continued to bring heavy rain and blustery winds to the Southeast as it pushed inland, soaking areas still recovering from last month's Hurricane Florence.

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RICHMOND, Va. – Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in Virginia on Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Michael's arrival to the region.

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