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A line of strong to severe storms raced northeast across North Carolina into Virginia during the afternoon of April 15th. Several of the storms produced tornadoes, with the strongest, an EF-3 hitting the community of Elon northwest of Lynchburg. Our records show that since 1950, this is the first ever tornado within the Lynchburg city limits, and the first ever EF-3 in Amherst County.

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