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Safest and Richest Neighborhoods in VA Beach hit by EF-3 Tornado, Left at least $15 Million Damage

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A state of emergency was declared after the first EF (Enhanced Fujita) Scale 3 tornado hit Virginia Beach, VA on Sunday around 6 p.m. EDT.

The National Weather Service confirmed the scale of the tornado was EF-3 and 145 mph, with 4.5 miles of pathway in the northeast part of the city. The most damaged, destroyed houses located in the neighborhoods were in the River Road and the Great Neck areas, where the rich and quiet neighborhoods were located at.

Luckily, no lives were lost from the severe tornado. “Our hearts go out to the Great Neck community and all those impacted by last night’s storm,” firefighters wrote on Facebook Monday morning. “We are grateful that no lives were lost.”

City officials estimated the damage from the tornado was more than $15 million and 50 to 100 houses were damaged significantly. Since 1950, at least 15 tornados have passed through Virginia Beach.

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