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Virginia State Of Emergency

RICHMOND (WUSA) -- Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency Thursday after severe storms and tornadoes caused deaths throughout the state.

RELATED STORY: Reported Tornado Touchdown In Shenandoah Co., Virginia
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State agencies are going to help local governments respond to the impact of the severe weather.

• The Virginia Emergency Operations Center is coordinating the state's response with increased staffing.

What is Your Severe Weather Plan?

What is Your Severe Weather Plan?

With the tornado warnings and severe weather in the area people all over NoVA were on alert yesterday, as well as into today. What is your severe weather plan? Do you have one? Share with us on twitter or below in our commenting section.

We asked some @wusa9 twitter followers and here are some of the responses we got:

@GerriMadalene I do exactly what i'm told NOT to do. I hear "stay away from windows"&i stick my nose right up to them to see what's coming! :)

@GerriMadalene Leesburg! It was CRAZY this morning. But i'm a storm freak, i'd be out chasing tornadoes if i didnt have to work 8-5 :)

@MLG_Gandhi nothing. Weather is wrong majority of the time. Ill take my chances

@carolynofnova Go to basement with beer!

@lynn0202 get down to my basement with my kids & dogs!

9NEWS Fans Submit Severe Weather Pics

We asked for pictures Wednesday during tornado warnings in our area and you delivered.

Coastal Flood Warning

STERLING, Va. (WUSA) -- A coastal flood warning remains in effect for the area along the tidal Potomac River and western side of the Chesapeake Bay through tonight.

The NWS also issued a flood warning for urban areas and small streams in: Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Culpeper County, Southern Fauquier County and Stafford County until 10:15 p.m.


Below are previous updates on weather Thursday evening: