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3 3 mark people are out -- surveying their homes -- and starting the long process of cleaning up.... there is another field we went and looked through yesterday and the woods are torn to pieces back there. but they are not alone.(:05)salina mcnutt - "you see devastation, like movie quality devastation, and it's just...humbling."danner help has arrived.we deeply appreciate the tremendous support pouring out from all over. we look at the efforts to get appomattox county back on its feet after that tornado ripped through. 3 3 mark3 this is a live look at appomattox county right now -- in the evergreen area -- where so many people have been out cleaning up today.danner
say there are still crews working on some power outages at this hour. 3 danner there are new security concerns for the folks who live in evergreen. mark that's the community the tornado hit the hardest. and as people there begin to clean up -- access to the area is tightening up significantly. suri crowe is live with the latest.suri satlive you can see the heavy police presence behind me here - residents have expressed security concerns about their property and exposed homes in evergreen. and because of that they have now tightened up police access to the neighborhood. starting tomorrow unless you have a placard displayed in your vehicle windshield 3 you will not be allowed access to the evergreen neighborhood. if you don't live there but you would like to help out and are a friend of
then you need to reach out to those familes and ask them for one of those placards. only families will be able to provide them. everyone else will be turned away unless they're an emergency or county officials. lt. david cooper, virginia state police "the volunteer organizations are working now and primarily with traffic what we're gonna do is we're going to close this road right here this is old evergreen road route 630 everybody that has any intent of coming in here will be redirected to route 633 which is spruce drive"suri satlive they're just trying to prevent this from becoming a "looky loo" situation. if you'd like to help out as a volunteer then you may do that but you need to hook up with a verified volunteer organization. we have a list of those at wset dot com. live in appomattox, suri crowe, abc 13 news. 3
3 danner tight 3 as the recovery effort begins, questions begin to swirl about the process. volunteers from all over were helping one appomattox homeowner remove debris from her home.pause for nats of chainsaw rhita reebals lives off cub creek road, another area, hit hard by the storm. reebals says she has been on the phone non-stop with her insurance company and other providers trying to figure out the right steps to take. she says her insurance company said they would cover the costs of any trees that need to be cut down. but as for the stubs.. that might be on her tab.rhita reebals - "that's the big problem because insurance doesn't cover removal of the stumps. so that is going to be the most expensive part, getting the stumps removed and taken off the property."danner tight reebals says she was also confused about what to do with all the debris.
3 danner tight so we want to set the record straight on that. here's what officials want you to do. county officials say they don't want you to take it to trash collection or convenience centers. natural debris may be hauled to the appomattox county landfill. they are extending their hours right now. the national guard and regional hazmat personnel will be on-site to separate hazardous materials. they also say to make sure when you are moving the debris that it's secure in your car so it doesn't go flying onto the highway. 3 mark tight they may have joined the emergency response group thinking they'd help with disaster relief all over the world. but right now.. a group of students from liberty university are getting the chance to help those in their own backyard. katie brooke is live in appomattox county after meeting up with them. katie liveu mark, 23 students spent the day here helping wherever needed -- loading belongings in uhauls, tacking tarps on roofs, and just being there for those
they're here as 3 a part of lu send now, the university's emergency response team. students say it's crazy to think that back on campus, everything is fine. and they're just shocked to see the disaster around them here. one team from lu send now just got back from greece. and another is being sent to flint, michigan next week to help with the water crisis there. so students say helping out their neighbors --- is humbling. 3 mcnutt, sophmore, "when you sign up for lu sendnow going to be sent to nepal or indonesia guess it's like just that concept that you can help
in...appomattox."katie liveu students will be out here as needed for the next week. excused from university classes to work all day live in evergreen, katie brooke, abc-13 3 3 3 3 mark tight officials in appomattox county are also warning about potential scammers. the most common include.. phony housing inspectors.. fraudulent building contractors.. bogus pleas for disaster donations.. and fake offers of state or federal aid. check any agency or service for legitimacy before making a donation or entering into an agreement. and call police if you suspect it's a scam. 3 mark wset.com has all the information you need today. danner go there for how to volunteer, how to donate, where to take your pets, and to get the help line number. that number is for anyone with questions. it's (434) 352-3 2637.
george flickinger joins us now. danner george -- the weekend is going to warm up for these people. 3 good friday to you! we're looking forward to a great weekend ahead. no rain will occur until next week.the wind will finally decrease tonight and temperatures will freezing. you can expect mid 20s by saturday afternoon will be cool and dry with partly cloudy conditions and less wind. highs will near 50. sunday will be warmer with highs in the mid 60s under a mostly sunny sky.we will see rain chances returning next week. a few showers are possible on monday and tuesday. highs will reach the 60s. heavier rain is likely by wednesday. looking ahead about 7 days, we could see a chance for snow on friday-it's too early to know specifics, but right now this doesn't look like a "plowable" event. 3 danner our continued 3 thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this storm. 3 mark and as we go to break.. we'll show you more of the pictures we're getting from all the devastation in
you! we're looking forward to a great weekend ahead. no rain will occur until next week.the wind will finally decrease tonight and temperatures will drop below freezing. you can expect mid 20s by saturday morning. saturday afternoon will be cool and dry with partly cloudy conditions and less wind. highs will near 50. sunday will be warmer with highs in the mid 60s under a mostly sunny sky.we will see rain chances returning next week. a few showers are possible on monday and tuesday. highs will reach the 60s. heavier rain is likely by
3 3 danner kansas governor sam brownback is going to the scene of last night's mass shooting at a lawnmower factory. mark authorities say cedric ford opened fire at the factory in kansas where he worked. ford was served with a protection from abuse order about 90 minutes before the attacks began. 11 people were shot there.. and three killed. a police officer killed ford during an exchange of gunfire. ford had an extensive criminal record.. including arrests for burglary and battery. 3 danner tight they worked. that's the message from the danville fire department and the danville life saving crew
emergency call today. as soon as they got into a home, the carbon monoxide alarms on their medical bags went off. so they got everyone out. one person did go to the hospital for another medical emergency. and the danville gas department did come fix the problem. the alarms were just added to the bags the first week of this month. 3 mark the city of danville is restoring its last confederate capitol marker. it's stood on main street for seven decades. in order to fix it up, they have to temporarily remove it. the marker is scheduled to be removed on friday, march 4th, and expected to be reinstalled by march 14th. 3 danner tight two former slave buildings on what had been a botetourt county plantation have been moved to a designated historic preservation area to make way for industrial development. house movers transported a kitchen house to a new spot, about a half-mile away yesterday, where county officials say it will be part of a 28-acre historic park in fincastle. the kitchen house had been where slaves once prepared meals for
plantation -- according to the roanoke times. on tuesday, a log cabin once used as slave quarters in the mid- 1800s was moved to the same site. some are angry over the move though saying relocating will destroy their historic significance. 3 mark today on the campaign trail a surprise announcement for front runner donald trump. he nailed a big endorsement from new jersey gov. chris christie. meanwhile, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are heading to south carolina this evening to rally last minute support. 3 danner tight political watchers say a win in swing state virginia in the super tuesday primary will come with a special prestige. the old dominion is undergoing a brief but intense courtship from multiple presidential hopefuls looking to for a big primary win. several candidates -- both republican and democrat -- have visited or are planning to visit virginia and political advertising is ramping up ahead of the march 1st primary
partly cloudy conditions and less wind. highs will near 50. sunday will be warmer with highs in the mid 60s under a mostly we will see rain chances returning showers are possible on monday and reach the 60s. likely by wednesday. about 7 days, we could see a chance for snow on friday-know specifics, but right now this "plowable" event. 3 danner a tractor trailer fire shuts down a road baltimore county, maryland. the truck was hauling a full load of tires, and became fully engulfed in flames. the fire took several hours to put out, and sent thick, black smoke into the air. right now, fire crews are still dealing with hot spots and they'll be cleaning up for several hours. amazingly no one got hurt. 3 mark amazing video here -- as pilots of an asia pacific airways cargo jet made an spectacular emergency landing today in guam. the nose gear of the plane failed to deploy.. so the flight crew had only the rear wheels to touch down. you can see the front of the plane hitting the ground as it landed. only three people were on the flight. none of them were
3 right now the sun is setting on another full day of cleanup in appomattox county - with a lot of work still left to do. 3 mark continuing team coverage tonight of the tornado aftermath. appomattox county officials held a briefing this afternoon with the very latest information on the cleanup. noreen right now state police are not allowing anyone into the most damaged area in
volunteers and contractors. both need to report to the old thomasville building to register.3 officials say power is on in most of the county-- but is still out in evergreen. if you have an unreported outage, be sure to report that right away. 3 mark tight tonight, evergreen baptist church is sorting through truckloads of donations to help the tornado victims. church leaders say the help is greatly appreciated, but they're overwhelmed. if you're still wanting to help out by making a donation, valerie bragg has more now live on you what you can do. valerie liveu church leaders tell me they greatly appreciate all the help, but they don't want