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2 tornadoes confirmed in southwest Va

PULASKI, Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes in Pulaski County, Va., about 50 miles north of Mount Airy, N.C.

The Roanoke Times reports that a team on Saturday surveyed the storms from Friday night.

The first tornado was rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with estimated winds of 125 miles per hour.

It was 440 yards in width and had a path nearly two miles long.

There were eight injuries associated with that tornado and several homes had roofs removed.

A second tornado touched down near the National Guard armory on U.S. 11.

It was rated a strong EF-1 tornado with estimated winds of 105 to 110 miles per hour and had a path 480 yards wide and 2.6 miles long.

A gas station and several homes were damaged, with one mobile home being demolished.

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