Deadly tornadoes reaching historic levels in America, Virginia

The recent round of storms in the South is being called historic.

Wednesday was the second deadliest day on record for tornadoes in America.

At least 340 people were killed across seven states, including five in Virginia.

Today the Commonwealth announced that 2011 is the second deadliest year for tornadoes in Virginia since 1950.

At least 12 tornadoes touched down in Virginia Wednesday and early Thursday.

ABC7's Richard Reeve reports live from Ashburn with more, including one incredible story of survival from a local man.