Virginia Storms Leave 39,000+ Without Power

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A storm system packing high winds and rain has left more than 39,000 electricity customers in Virginia without service.

The National Weather Service's website shows Norfolk International Airport recorded wind gusts of 61 miles per hour at 2:51 a.m. Thursday.

Wind gusts at Richmond International Airport reached 49 miles per hour shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

Dominion Virginian Power is reporting more than 29,000 outages, including about 18,000 in southeastern Virginia. About 4,100 Appalachian Power customers have no electricity, including 1,272 in Buchanan County.

Media outlets report high winds damaged several homes and businesses in Pulaski County, Newport News and Virginia Beach.

Flood warnings for small streams are in effect in some areas, including Charlottesville, Waynesboro and Rockingham County.

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