2 Dead, 20 Hurt in Va. Tornado

Twister touched down in Cape Charles
By Shelley Hazen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2014 9:58 AM CDT
2 Dead, 20 Hurt in Va. Tornado

Two people have been confirmed dead after a tornado struck a campground in Cape Charles, Va., WTKR reports. At least 20 more were injured in what the Virginian-Pilot describes as "a fast moving storm that blew across the Eastern Shore this morning, toppling trees, injuring campers and blowing over RVs." Three hospitals are currently prepping for mass casualties, according to USA Today.

"Several children have been injured at the campground. I don't know how many, but they have called for several ambulances to go there," a member of the Eastville Volunteer Fire Company in Cape Charles tells the paper. "Debris was flying down the street—our chairs, beach balls. We lost power," a woman who lives across from the campground tells the AP. The woman also reported large hail. Check out WTKR for a live blog of incident as it unfolds. (Read more Virginia stories.)

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