Two Die as Tornado Hits Virginia Campground
Two people died after tornado touched down today (July 24) in an Eastern Shore campground in Capetown, Va., according to State Police.
USA Today reported that around 10 a.m., rescue squads still were finding people injured and at least 20 people already were in a triage area, emergency officials responding to Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort said. More than 1,000 vacationers were at the campground.
The area around the campground where the twister hit was under a tornado warning at the time, according to the National Weather Service. Weather service radar had shown a waterspout over Chesapeake Bay a little before 9 a.m. ET that prompted the alert.
“Several children have been injured at the campground. I don’t know how many, but they have called for several ambulances to go there,” said Amanda Blankenship of the Eastville Volunteer Fire Co. here.
This is the first killer tornado in Virginia since April 2011 and one of deadliest in the state since 1950, AccuWeather meteorologist Jesse Ferrell said.
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