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Officials announce five Michael-related fatalities in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management reported that there are five confirmed Michael-related fatalities.

NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) — According to the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, there have been five Michael-related deaths in the state.

Reports suggest that four people have died from drowning and the fifth person who died was a firefighter.

The department also reported 520,000 people are without power and there are 1,200 roads closed.

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There were also five suspected tornadoes from Tropical Storm Michael.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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