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    Major Tornado Suffolk, VA

    This is breaking. Fox carried it, but not on just this minute

    http://www.***********************/fo...sage542377/pg1

    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/04/torn...e-wight-county

    Fox will have new video any minute. Horrible, just horrible.

    http://www.wavy.com/

    This tv station is feeding from their copter for Fox

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    Wow, I;m surprised no one has responded to this. I live about an hour away and I saw it on the news. The damage is devestating. They are saying 200 people injured. The local news station here is http://www.wavy.com/, you can see live video and pictures.

    Edited, sorry Barngoddess, I just saw you already listed this link.

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    The video of the damage is unbelievable. Only one dead *not* because of the tornado, but over 200 injured. The numbers may have gone up since they reported that though.

    It hopped right over an elementary school but demolished homes right by the school. When did this happen? Were most kids at home or at school?

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    I've heard people give mention to earthquakes and tornadoes being linked. Now, I'm wondering....

    Any geologists or meteorologists care to share their opinion?

    I hope the devastation isn't too horrific and the town can recover. How horrible. Every time there is one near, but misses us, I am thankful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenmom View Post
    Wow, I;m surprised no one has responded to this. I live about an hour away and I saw it on the news. The damage is devestating. They are saying 200 people injured. The local news station here is http://www.wavy.com/, you can see live video and pictures.

    Edited, sorry Barngoddess, I just saw you already listed this link.
    Thanks gm, I'm also suprised hardly anyone responded. Fox said it reminded them of NO after Katrina, but I totally disagree, it was devastation like Hurricane Andrew that hit South Miami. There no one knew where they lived, because there were no street signs left or landmarks. Terrible. The cars and trucks that were thrown around shows how powerful this storm must have been. Glad you are ok and were not involved.

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    Prayers for the families affected Tornadoes are so scary!

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    Is Old Dominion in Suffolk? I'm sorry it's Norfolk I get confused about that. I'm so sorry for all that devastation. That's awful.
    Last edited by Filly; 04-29-2008 at 12:27 AM. Reason: DAFTNESS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    The video of the damage is unbelievable. Only one dead *not* because of the tornado, but over 200 injured. The numbers may have gone up since they reported that though.

    It hopped right over an elementary school but demolished homes right by the school. When did this happen? Were most kids at home or at school?
    I think it happened about 5:00 pm. We saw it on the news before 6:00, and it was live feed after the tornado hit. The kids were out of school, but some kids were still in daycare and had to be evacuated. That must have been scary for the parents as well. It amazed me how people survive something like this. There is so few places in my home that we can safely hide. We will definately have to come up with a plan. It's weird because there were warnings on the TV from about 3:00 and they lasted until 8:00pm. About 5:30 we were all outside with the neighbor and it was really windy and sprinkling. Then we went inside and his wife called and said to turn on the news. We were shocked. I am in NC, but close to the border of Virginia. Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk and Virgina Beach are all right there together.

    The other thing was I had taped yesterday's General Hospital (which is on 3-4) and watched it this morning. The news broke in to report conditions favorable for a tornado, but they were predicting it for areas other than Suffolk. It was a total fluke that this happened.

    I watched the news this morning and the views from the helocopter are unbelievable. It's much worse than I thought.

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    There were THREE seperate tornados.

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/weather/0...oes/index.html

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    I am in the same area as you are gardenmom.(I am in Chowan county) All the local channels were being interrupted at 4 pm.Thats when I turned the tv on.I then kept it on so I could be alerted just in case.I saw the news this morning too and the distruction is awful.

    Does anyone know what cat it was? Or even if it made cat staus?I did not hear this morning but I probably missed it due to getting the kids ready and off to school.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ceeaura View Post
    I am in the same area as you are gardenmom.(I am in Chowan county) All the local channels were being interrupted at 4 pm.Thats when I turned the tv on.I then kept it on so I could be alerted just in case.I saw the news this morning too and the distruction is awful.

    Does anyone know what cat it was? Or even if it made cat staus?I did not hear this morning but I probably missed it due to getting the kids ready and off to school.
    I don't know if they know for sure, but the newsman was guessing a 3 or 4. BTW, I am in Pasquotank County, we are neighbors!

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    The office I work in is about a mile from Driver (the historical town that was demolished). I was at work until about five and didn't even know it was happening. I looked out the window sometime around four and saw a big black cloud that way and was waiting for it to pass over our building (that's what usually happens when it storms) and it never did. The next time I looked it was gone. I suppose that was the tornado.

    The area of Driver is gone except for two or three of the buildings and some are repairable. Luckily the homes that are right down the street seemed to have been spared. What was so upsetting was seeing the Nansemond Golf course homes. It looks as if they exploded.

    I heard that the one death was not tornado related. I have a sick feeling that once they're able to get into those homes (or what's left of them) they're going to find more.

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    Hiya neighbor A 4 or 5 wow.I can believe that with all the damage I saw on the news

    I have that same sick feeling too lizzybeth

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    Have they said 4 or 5? Last night watching the news I heard one of the weathermen (Lawson?) say he definitely thought it was between a 3 and 4. I know nothing about the criteria but looking at those houses that were demolished I was thinking at least a 4.

    ...hello to you too neighbor.

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    Can anyone tell me how close Smithfield is to Driver? I know Smithfield is in Suffolk. My uncle lives there and his phone has been busy. I am hoping he is OK.

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