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McAuliffe Cuts Fundraising Short to Survey Storm Damage

Governor Terry McAuliffe is cutting short a west coast fund raising trip to survey the damage from yesterday’s Tornado at the Cherrystone Campground in the eastern shore town of Cheriton. Officials remain on site this morning having worked through the night to clean up the damage from the EF-1 tornado. McAuliffe will meet with those affected and thank first responders before a media briefing. The storm downed numerous trees and power lines and overturned several campers Thursday morning. A couple from New Jersey in their late 30’s who were in a tent were killed when one of these trees fell on them. 31 others were injured including their 13-year old son.  They were sent to Riverside Hospital.  Nearly 1,400 other campers and staff were evacuated to the nearby Northampton High School for shelter.