Tornado Tears Through Virginia Campground, Killing Two People And Injuring 36 Others

Two people were killed and dozens more were injured early Thursday when a tornado hit a campground on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, state police say.

1. Virginia State Police say two people were killed and 36 others were injured Thursday morning when a tornado hit a campground on the Eastern Shore.

AP

A tractor trailer truck lies on its side in the median of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va., while a fire engine responds to a nearby campground after a severe storm passed through the area.

2. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries to the Associated Press at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.

4. Video shows large hail and possibly a tornado rip through Cherrystone Campground.

My family and I were just in an awful tornado. We are all fine but could really use prayers!

— MDAnnunziata10 (@Maria Annunziata)

7. A campground resident shared this video showing the aftermath of the storm.

AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem

A Northampton Sheriff’s Deputy directs traffic in the middle of an intersection of U.S. Route 13 in Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm passed through the area.

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