tv WAVY News 10 NBC February 25, 2016 5:30pm-6:00pm EST
a line of severe storms ripped through the area wednesday, bringing widespread damage to the region. today, communities across the commonwealth are looking to pick up the pieces from last night's devastating weather. initial reports from the storms indicated that total of four people were killed across the state. addressing the media thursday, virginia gov. terry mcauliffe says a fifth death may have been storm- related. he told members of the media the fifth death was a drowning. officials say the death is unconfirmed, but that there have been reports the victim drowned in the
mcauliffe made visited three areas affected by the storms nws storm survey concluded that a tornado occurred near waverly va. the tornado began a few miles south- southwest of waverly...moving fast through the town of waverly...and ending about five miles north- northeast of waverly. max operation blessing sent a small team from their disaster relief crew out this morning, mostly to offer emotional support to those who have lost loved
earlier we showed you the video only chopper ten can give you -- an aeriel view of tornado damage in waverly -- now we have a unique -- side by side comparison -- the storm also brought damage to other parts of our state. this is video from appomattox county where a fourth person was killed. a 78 year old man died when his home was
tornado. officials report about a hundred buildings were damaged. one man who has lived in the area for fifty years told our sister station -- w-s- l-s -- he has never seen anything like this in his entire life. governor terry mcaullife was in appomattox county earlier today -- he said they were prepared for the storms and moved resources as quickly as they could. gov. mcauliffe 12:09:15 in: we knew where these potential tornadoes were going to touch down out: it was really incredible to look at that and see what was happening. 12:09:32 governor mccaullife says after he's been able to make a full assessment of the damage the state will be able to ask the federal government for the help it needs. by wednesday afternoon the red cross was already headed to waverly to offer support to first responders and residents impacted by the storm. red cross volunteers set up emergency shelters in
the storms - including appomattox county -- sussex county and in waverly. in our four o'clock hour hatfield from the american red cross virginia region about ways you can help out --- whatever your skillset is please call us because we have a spot for you we're always looking for volunteers even doing relations we're constantly in need of that there are several ways you can help. you can make a donation to the red cross disaster relief by visiting red cross dot org. or you can call 800 - red cross. you can make a ten dollar donation by texting the word red cross to 9-0-9-9-9. we put all of the information on our website -- wavy dot com. developing news out of portsmouth -- the city council fines one of its own for "discussing confidential information." this time, councilman danny meeks recieved the 15-hundred dollar fine. you may remember in january when the council fined portsmouth councilman bill moody for
council issue in public. meeks says the fine is unfair and he denies all of it. he spoke with 10 on your side's matt gregory today. he joins us from the news room. meeks says this fine hit him after an article in the virginian pilot. in the article meeks discusses the state of portsmouth, and the region's, trash authority. next closed meeting he found a letter from the mayor and 3 councilmembers fining him. 10:39:57 "they fined me $1500, they said i took information that we got at a closed session and i gave it to the newspaper." 10:40:06 over the phone you can still hear how shocked and angered danny meeks feels over the fine, but he claims the information in the virginian pilot article, has already been discussed well before the closed session meeting. 10:40:59 "they said i took the information then when really i already had the information but i didnt have it timestamped and long or any trail because i had it before
10:41:15 in this video, from the council's website meeks discusses the city's future trash contract. meeting vid 31:10 "spsa is going to a new company called repower south so spsa is leaving wheelabrator. " and then so does the mayor meeting vid 36:09 "wheelabrator is one, spsa is one, mr meeks just mentioned edmonds, and councilman whitaker presented him with a letter in the most recent session fining him. 10:44:12 "youre not a judge and jury, you're elected officials you dont have no ability to fine, you dont have no ability to collect the fine." 10:44:22 i called the mayor. he didn't answer i left a message and he still hasnt called back. either way meeks says he has an attorney to decide what to do next. 10:48:32 "i would base my opinion off of what i'm being directed by my outside council versus the city attorney." 10:48:39 i did talk to councilman dr. mark whitaker.
specifically did they fine meeks for? he said: ask councilman meeks. i asked him: when did they vote to fine meeks? he said: "thats confidential." i asked him: how do the council collect the fine? he said, "thats confidential." eveyrthing confidential. in the news room martt gregory 10 on your side. coming up on wavy news ten at five- thirty - continuing coverage on the aftermath of wednesday's severe weather. how a local fire department is helping one of the areas hardest hit. but first -- it's been more than two months since one of the navy's newest ships broke down off our coast. now we're learning more
seven people from the fishing boat. then -- one of the coast guard's rescue boats overturned in the water. five coast guard members onboard that boat were all able to swim to shore. we have some new information on a story we happened to the u-s-s milwaukee when it lost propulsion about 40 miles off the coast. navy officials says - the ship is designed to operate with gas turbine and diesel engines. they can operate in tandem or independently. there was a problem when switching from one to the other -- causing damage to some of the clutch gears. the damage was repaired. the navy has not said how much it cost to make those repairs. the milwaukee just made a trip to mayport florida -- on its way to its home port in san diego. coming up on wavy news ten at five- thirty - our coverage continues of the storm damage across our state. where national guard troops have been called to help? then a little later - no help from honda. why takata is being forced to
massive airbag recall. our coverage continues now at five-thirty -- with more on the severe storm that swept through virginia last night. we know at least one tornado hit the town of tapphannock in essex county. no deaths have been reported -- but we know at least 25 people were injured. some of those injuries were serious. authorities say as far as they know -- everyone has been accounted for. the newport news fire department sent its haz-mat team to to help. also helping with clean up efforts in essex county -- members of the virginia national guard. more than forty soldiers are now on state active duty. soldiers assigned to the powhatan-based 180th engineer company, 276th engineer battalion, 91st troop command -- spent the day working to clear fallen trees and other debris.
says they are prepared to add more staff if needed. our coverage continues on air -- with live reports from waverly coming up on wavy news ten at six -- and online at wavy dot com. on the campaign trail hillary clinton is coming to hampton roads on monday. clinton's campaign says she'll also make a stop in northern virginia. this -- just ahead of the march 1st primary. we're working to find out more about the when and where. and late word that republican candidate marco rubio is also coming to virginia beach. he'll be holding a rally at the virginia beach convention center on sunday it begins at 6
tonight: decreasing clouds. lows: upper-30s. winds: w 10-20 mph. friday: scattered clouds. cool breeze. highs: mid to upper-40s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. saturday: mostly sunny. cool. highs: mid-40s. winds: light nw. update on waverly tornado: the national weather service's storm survey team in wakefield has confirmed an ef-1 tornado touched down in waverly. max wind speed: 100-110 mph. max path width: 300 yards. path length: 9 miles. after a very, very long wednesday in the weather department, we have been tracking (somewhat) quieter conditions today. i say somewhat because the wind was/is relentless! we will be tracking sustained winds at 15 to 25 mph, gusting up to 35 mph at times through the evening hours!
decreasing clouds with temperatures dropping back into the upper-30s. it'll remain windy all night, into your friday. we'll close out the week with some scattered clouds tomorrow. it will be noticeably cooler with a northwest breeze and highs only in the upper- 40s. expect nice, dry conditions this weekend. highs will be in the mid-40s on saturday, then we'll trade highs in the 40s for highs in the next week. believe it or not - no rain in the forecast until next wednesday. tonight: decreasing clouds. lows: upper-30s. winds: w 10-20 mph. friday: scattered clouds. cool breeze. highs: mid to upper-40s. winds: nw 10-15 mph. saturday: mostly sunny. cool. highs: mid-40s. winds: light nw. update on waverly tornado: the national weather service's storm survey team in wakefield has confirmed an ef-1 tornado touched down in waverly. max wind
path width: 300 yards. path length: 9 miles. after a very, very long wednesday in the weather department, we have been tracking (somewhat) quieter conditions today. i say somewhat because the wind was/is relentless! we will be tracking sustained winds at 15 to 25 mph, gusting up to 35 mph at times through the evening hours! overnight, expect decreasing clouds with temperatures dropping back into the upper-30s. it'll remain windy all night, into your friday. we'll close out the week with some scattered clouds tomorrow. it will be noticeably cooler with a northwest breeze and highs only in the upper- 40s. expect nice, dry conditions this weekend. highs will be in the mid-40s on saturday, then we'll trade highs in the 40s for highs in the next week. believe it or not - no rain
coming up on wavy news ten at five- thirty - air bag maker takata -- already the subject of a federal investigation. now we're learning company executives may have known more than they were letting on. and i'm nicole livas. next on wavy news 10 at 6-- team coverage of the deadly tornado in waverly. a look at the cleanup efforts there today-- and the family that cannot replace what they lost in the storm. ((c108 3:33-3:39)) "there's not one neighborhood in hampton roads immune to a growing street problem. gangs are tearing communities apart." ((gangs 13 56:49)) "gangs will flourish when there is a culture that can support gangs flourishing." ((c110 4:17-4:24)) "your child could be the next target. i'm joe fisher. tonight at 6, tips and warning signs all parents need to know." these stories begin at
ten on your side with new claims takata tried to cover up its exploding air bag
issue. a new report just released by the senate committe on science, commerce and transportation -- shows company officials presented falsified test data -- to honda -- it's largest customer. information on airbag inflator quality and testing was manipulated to hide
the falsified information came to light during a review of internal documents from takata covering the past twelve years. in a statement responding to the report - takata said the issues it revealed "are entirely inexcusable and will not be tolerated or repeated." this latest news comes right on the heels of honda announcing it will not be bailing out the troubled airbag manufacturer. takata has been trying to get carmakers to split the costs of some 50 million air bag recalls worldwide. its faulty inflators have been blamed for at least ten deaths -- and more than a hundred injuries scientists determined that multiple factors - including moisture and high humidity - can cause some takata air bags to inflate with too much force and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. the government fined takata 70 million dollars for not promptly disclosing the defect. coming up on wavy news ten at five- thirty - a woman's dog ends up in icy waters -- and she went in after him. the icy rescue -- next. then at 6-- much more to
freezing water for 20 minutes before rescuers finally got her out. stay with us... wavy news 10 at 6 is next. rescuers could get her out. stay with us. 10 on your side at 6:00 is coming up. nicole: it is a scene across the communities of waverly -- mother nature leaving her mark on towns they are starting down the road to recovery. welcome to this special edition of 10 on your side --wavy news 10 at 6:00. i am nicole livas. tom: and i'm tom schaad. when something like this
this community. but already, waverly is in recovery mode. we want to check out those pictures we saw at first light. dramatic photos. three people killed in yesterday afternoon's tornado identified, several others heard. the national weather service on the ground as they say the tornado was rated an ef1 with winds up to 110 miles per hour. governor mcauliffe has visited this community and feet of others in virginia to assess damage and help is rolling in as well. the red cross offering assistance to victims, as well as other charities across the area. we have two reports from waverly. jason marks and aaron kurtz were
local crew on the scene. jason, you talked to people who were awestruck by what happened and you talk to the families of those killed in the mobile home. you have quite a story to tell. jason: you got to waverly and you heard the sound of heavy machinery. you heard chainsaws. people were cleaning up. even the people were focusing on cleaning up all of the debris, they could not help but remember the three people who lost their lives yesterday. supported by family, janice jones still cannot believe her son larry is gone. >> i am going to miss him. miss him. to be without larry. jason: 50-year-old air return her, father of four -- 50-year-old larry turner, father
>> it was way up in the air. you could see it turning. it was up in the air. it was turning. jason: turner's cousin had no idea of the tornado was headed for his cousin from mobile home. turner was in the home with his 30-year-old girlfriend, her two-year-old son, and to his uncle. turner's girlfriend was the only survivor. today was not only a day of cleaning up, but grieving. deeply. jason: the community will now have to lean on each other for support, knowing brighter days are around the corner. >> [indiscernible] jason: amazing when you look at mobile home. it is gone.