In the south-eastern U.S. hit a powerful cyclone that killed 45 people already. Suffered the most from the weather, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia. The storm brought heavy rain, hail and hundreds of tornadoes. In Virginia, as a result of the tornado was de-energized NPP "Surrey" in the south-eastern part of the state. Both units of the nuclear power plants were turned off automatically.
According to local media on Saturday because of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the "Surrey" has failed power distribution substation. Was damaged and the road leading to the station. After switching off the power supply two reactors "Surrey" stopped automatically. After that earned four reserve diesel generators, which now feed the plant system. According to some, partly utility power is restored.
NRC USA said that radiation leaks at the station is not fixed. At the plant, owned by Dominion Virginia Power, ongoing maintenance and repair work, according to ITAR-TASS.