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At Least 8 Killed, Property Destroyed As Tornadoes and Severe Storms Strike Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, and More States

Thu February 25 2016 5:27 pm  http://www.arlingtoncardinal.com/?p=77472
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A storm system that rocked the United States’ East Coast cost people their lives and families their homes, but many said they were grateful that they survived the ordeal.

In Virginia, two men and a 2-year-old child were killed when their mobile home was destroyed by a tornado in the town of Waverly Wednesday afternoon. Virginia State Police confirmed the victims were 50-year-old Larry D. Turner, 26-year-old Devine J. Springfield, and 2-year-old Ivan T. Lewis. The child’s mother was also in the trailer, but survived and was transported to a local hospital. An EF-1 tornado struck the Waverly area.

In Appomattox County, Virginia, a man who was missing after severe weather destroyed his home in Evergreen, was found dead Wednesday evening. An EF-3 tornado struck Evergreen with 165 mph winds.

In South Carolina, 58-year-old Michael Gaines, Sr. was killed when a tree was brought down by high winds and fell on him. He had been clearing storm debris.

In Louisiana, two people were killed when an EF-2 tornado hit a trailer park in Convent with winds as high as 135 mph. David Eugene Swann of Satsuma Alabama was killed. The other person killed was a man whose identity was not known or was not released. Thirty-one people of 160 residents were hospitalized. Seven were listed in critical condition.

Four of ten confirmed tornadoes in Louisiana were confirmed as EF-2 tornadoes.

In Mississippi, one Purvis resident was killed by an EF-2 tornado near the town of Purvis. The victim was identified as Harris Dale.

A total of five EF-1 tornadoes were confirmed in Greene, Pearl River, Lamar, Marion and Lincoln counties.

In Florida, and EF-3 tornado struck Escambia County severely damaged 70 homes, 24 apartments, and flipped several vehicles and a tractor trailer on the Escambia Bay Bridge. Four people were injured from a damaged apartment building. An EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Yazoo County, an EF-0 county was confirmed in Simpson County, and and EF-0 tornado was confirmed in Forrest County.


A severe storm system has wreaked havoc on parts of the South, impacting millions in its way. Dozens of twisters have damaged homes in Mississippi and Louisiana as the severe weather moves east. At least three people are dead. With more, CBS News’ David Begnaud joins CBSN from Louisiana.

In Pennsylvania, multiple buildings were damaged where an EF-1 tornado or greater hit the Lancaster County area.

In Washington D.C. many people were affected by high water and power outages Wednesday night.

Also in New York, many people were affected by rain, high winds and downed power lines and outages.

In North Carolina, high winds or possibly a tornado destroyed structures — tearing the roof of a home near Oxford, and destroying a mobile home in Wayne County. Straight-line winds also blew vehicles into a ditch near Fayetteville Regional Airport.

In Alabama, tornadoes were reported in Marion County, Houston County, Dale County, PIckens County. In total, two EF-0 tornadoes were reported and three EF-1 tornadoes were reported.


Three people were killed Wednesday when a fast-moving storm swept through Virginia spawning at least one tornado. (Feb. 24)


A massive storm moved along the East Coast, killing 4 people in Virginia and leaving thousands of people without power and a lot of clean up.

In Georgia, an EF-1 tornado was reported in Grady County and in Lee County.

In Texas, a bus driver was injured when his bus flipped during a storm. At least one EF-0 tornado was reported in Texas in Wharton County.




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