6:15 UPDATE: 140000 in Richmond area without power; man killed in Pittsylvania flash flooding; 2 missing in Charlotte …

6:15 UPDATE: 140000 in Richmond area without power; man killed in Pittsylvania flash flooding; 2 missing in Charlotte ...
Michaels final phase: A Mid-Atlantic deluge, from Virginia to the Delmarva
RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Gov. Ralph Northam has declared a State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Michael is rapidly advancing toward Virginia.

The storm is expected to bring heavy rain and tropical-storm-force winds to parts of the Commonwealth, including Hampton Roads. A tornado watch was issued early Thursday for much of Virginia and North Carolina until 9 p.m.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency on Wednesday, hours before Michael made landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane.

Department of Emergency Management spokesman Jeff Caldwell told The Associated Press on Friday that four people drowned: three in the western part of the state and a fourth in central Virginia.

Hampton Roads could begin seeing the effects from Michael Thursday evening — leaving the possibility for a messy evening commute. The eye of Michael could pass through the region around 8 p.m.

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7:30 UPDATE: 5 killed in Virginia by remnants of Michael; 136,000 customers without power in Richmond area

Michael is expected to start pushing out to sea overnight — and by Friday morning, Michael will weaken further and become more of a nor'easter.

Video: Storm destruction in Virginia, North Carolina

Northam's declaration is designed to help officials mobilize resources and help state agencies mitigate any damage from the storm.

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Video: Some Virginia Beach streets already flooded

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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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says five people have died across the state related to Hurricane Michael.

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says that five people were killed across the state from the remnants of Hurricane Michael. 

Five tornadoes are suspects, according to VDEM and more than 520,000 people remain without power across the state.

Additionally, more than 1,000 roads are closed across Virginia due to the heavy wind and rain that moved through Thursday night.

Video: Tropical Storm Michael wind gusts downed trees, power lines across Beaufort County

Virginia storm updates as of 7 a.m today. 5 confirmed Michael-related fatalities. 520,000 without power. 1,200 closed roads. 5 suspected tornadoes.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield said the areas of interest for investigating the tornadoes are Dinwiddie and Amelia counties and include Sutherland, Toano, Gloucester and Mansboro.


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