Tornado Hits Suffolk Virginia: At Least One Dead, 200 Injured (VIDEO)

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The National Weather Service confirms three tornadoes touched down in central and southeastern Virginia today.

Video shows Suffolk, Virginia  tornado on the horizon (view from the Navy base near Norfolk).

South Park Mall Colonial Heights: All emergency services available are at the mall.

Strip shopping center at Route 10 and Route 58 suffered major damage.

Sentara Obici Hospital and homes in nearby subdivisions have severe damage.

Severe storms have swept through parts of central and Southside Virginia on Monday afternoon, causing some property damage and flash flooding.

Video from WVEC aftermath of Virginia tornado … recorded from LIVE coverage. Witness: “Now I know what was going on … on the Wizard of Oz.” (Driver damage, downtown Suffolk damage.)

Weather Channel coverage of tornado damage in southeast Virginia. Early estimate: “Could be EF-3 tornado”(among the eight tornadoes reported).

Video is showing cars carried great distances and overturned and impaled by large tree branches. Houses shown blown off foundations and some blown to bits. A tornado path of destroyed homes is visible from the air. Video is showing a pickup truck embedded in the brick wall of a commercial building. Incredible damage evident to vehicles caught in the storm.

Funnel reported near Portsmouth.

Driver, Virginia reported “wiped off the map” by Fox News.

About 3,600 Virginia Dominion Power customers were without service, mostly in Southside Virginia.

View Larger Map of Tornados’ path of destruction …

Tornado Warning was issued about 4:00 pm local time. Weather forecast earlier in the day …

Local sources …
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