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ORIGINAL REPORT: Powerful storms that are moving through the region have already killed eight people in Virginia and injured many others.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office has confirmed seven people were killed by a tornado that touched down at a rest stop and a mobile home park this morning in the Glade Spring area in southwest Virginia County. It happened near exit 29 off 1-81.

Halifax County officials confirmed one tornado related death there after the body of a woman was found in the road. Also, in Shenandoah County, emergency operations say early morning storms caused significant damage in the southwestern part of the county, injuring one person.

More than 33,000 customers are without electricity. Meanwhile, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency.

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