VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A tornado did indeed touch down during Friday night's storms, the National Weather Service confirmed.
The NWS tells 13News Now they have not yet determined the strength, the exact path, or whether or not there was more than one tornado.
TORNADO confirmed in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. EF rating not yet known.— Tim Pandajis ABC 13 (@13TimPandajis) April 1, 2017
Authorities say dozens of homes were damaged in Virginia Beach and a church in Chesapeake was nearly destroyed. There were no reports of injuries or deaths.
Leaders of Real Life Christian Church plan to meet to talk to insurance adjustors and maybe find a temporary location for Sunday services.
The Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office says local jail inmates are helping with cleanup efforts.
Damage from severe storms in Hampton Roads on March 31, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report