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Possible Tornado Strikes Virginia Campground, at Least 2 Dead

24 Jul 2014, 11:39 am

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The weather took a deadly turn in Virginia this morning with a tornado striking a campground on state’s Eastern Shore.

According to a press release from the Virginia State police, storm-related emergency calls from the Cherrystone Campground — in Northampton County — began coming in around 9 a.m. First responders on the scene report numerous downed trees, downed power lines and overturned campers.

State police are also reporting at least 25 injuries and two deaths as a result of the storms. Northampton Public Information Office Charles McSwain told WeatherNation’s Mary Mathews that three people were killed as the storm rolled through. This is a fluid situation and we’ll be gathering more information as the day progresses.

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Archive radar data shoes a very storm storm — with rotation and extremely heavy precipitation — moving across the campground location.

The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Va. tweeted they have a storm survey team en route to the Cherrystone Campground to determine if it was indeed a tornado that touched down.

Below are some of the images, from social media, captured by storm victims and nearby residents.

Meteorologist Alan Raymond

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