Published On: Thu, Feb 25th, 2016

Dangerous Tornadoes Hit Virginia, Left Four People Dead


The apparent tornadoes hit Virginia as a storm system on Wednesday, left four people dead as well as a 2-year-old boy when they were trying to escape towards the East Coast.


A 26-year-old boy and two old women which are explained to be nearly 50 years old, lost their lives when funnel cloud reportedly attacked the town of Waverly that is located at distance of 40 miles southeast of Richmond, nearly at 2:40 p.m., while the names were not mentioned so far, told Virginia State Police.

The state police added the body of a man was discovered at 10:30 p.m. whose searching was being done since missing as funnel cloud made his home wreckage in the Evergreen community of Appomattox County.


The dangerous tornadoes also left seven other people wounded, while funnel cloud cut an 8- to 10-mile path of destruction through the region. Although the storm system accused of a death in Darlington County, South Carolina, as a tree collapsed on Michael James Sr.

On the other hand, the National Weather Service described on Tuesday severe weather as part of same system generated more than 28 tornadoes.

On Tuesday, the twisters also killed three people through the South, though about 220,000 customers are still facing power supply problems from Louisiana to Florida north to Virginia since Wednesday evening.

The rescue teams have been struggling to save trapped people under storm wreckage since Wednesday night in Tappahannock, Virginia, placed at distance of 40 miles southwest of Richmond. Over 20 people are being treated at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital, while rescue crew is trying to discover other in storm debris.

The dangerous twisters hit an apartment complex in Pensacola, Florida on Tuesday at nearly 8:15 p.m. ET, though the bad storms also wrapped across parts of Florida and Georgia overnight nevertheless heavy winds also smashed all the way from the Gulf Coast up to parts of the Northeast.