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3 Tornadoes in VA Injured 200 Residents
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:53:44 AM »
Buildings destroyed, hospital damaged, cars overturned, windows blown out...

SUFFOLK, Va. - Three tornadoes carved through Virginia on Monday, with one hop-scotching across the southeastern part of the state and leaving behind a 25-mile trail of gutted homes, tossed cars and more than 200 injured residents.

Residents of some of the hardest hit neighborhoods in this town outside Norfolk were forced to evacuate their homes, with buses taking them to nearby shelters. Police closed roads, steering people away from streets with downed power lines.

Downed trees and power lines covered the streets in a section of the city. A vending machine was tilted on its side, leaning up against a pile of rubble that had been the general store in a small shopping district.

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