Tornado Causes $4.3M in Damages in Virginia Town

June 5, 2012

Virginia officials say a tornado that swept through the city of Hampton caused more than $4.3 million in damages.

A tornado caused over $4.3 million in damages in Hampton, Va., last Friday. Photo credit: the city of Hampton website

No serious injuries were reported on Saturday a day after the tornado struck.

Hampton emergency officials say the areas hardest hit by the storm include the downtown area and the neighborhoods of Merrimac Shores and Park Place. Strong winds knocked down trees and power lines, blew out windows and scattered debris. More than 200 single-family homes were damaged in the storm, which had winds reaching 98 miles per hour.

Police are urging people to stay away from affected areas unless they live there.

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