Virginia Mops Up After Twisters
State of emergency declared in tattered regions
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 7:35 AM CDT

(Newser) – Virginia is digging out and cleaning up today after at least three tornadoes walloped the state, injuring hundreds and ripping through several counties. The Suffolk area was the worst hit, with dozens of homes and businesses wrecked and thousands left without power, reports the Virginian-Pilot. Virginia has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas. One of the storms was believed to be the strongest ever to hit the state.

"There are tops blown off the roofs of many, many houses,” one Suffolk man said. “There is a lot of devastation here.”