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pause for nats banner in cont vo dawn deaths ... injuries ... and destruction across the state. sot 8:10:06 we believe there were a total of 8 tornados 12:11 types of tornados at the end of february is truly astounding. 19:27 cont vo of drone footage change as crews assess the damage ... and families search through piles of rubble that were once homes ... in salvageable. john open under we have live team coverage in appomattox county ... insert 3 box where we now know an e-f-3 tornado touched down ... bring with it winds up to 165 miles-per-hour. good evening and thanks for joining us for wsls ten at 5:30.
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and i'm john carlin. it's the strongest tornado to ever hit appomattox county. according to the national weather service .. the e-f-3 tornado ... continued for 13 miles ... killing one person. state police say 78-year-old edward harris was thrown from his home. he was found nearby on twin tunnel lane late last night. 7 others were hurt. now the community is pitching in ... to help the victims. wsls ten's duke joins us now live from appomattox county. duke ... you talked with a few members of the appomattox county football team .... who are lending support to those in need... the appomattox county high school football team is volunteering their time and muscle to get rid of the debris that was left behind after the storm. vo there about 25 members from the appomattax football team who are helping their team mates cleanup. their coach says after the storm hit they say this is their way to show their support to
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homes. football players say they're glad the teammates are helping out. take sot drew mand/appomatto x football team that's even more better just to be with them, it's great to see how our football team comes together this is true family right here," on cam mand says his church and his aunt's house were damaged after the storm but he says he will go out help others cleanup appomattox duke carter wsls ten. duke - this is certainly a community effort, but this isn't come together. exactly, john. the team came together under the coach's
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season . after a number of tragic incidents involving high school students. they went on to win the 2-a state football championship. last night's e-f-3 tornado in appomattox caused heavy damage. downed trees ... and powerlines now leave hundreds without power. our team coverage continues now with wsls ten's colter anstaett. he joins us now live in appomattox county as well... colter ... what can you tell us about these outages. downed trees and power lines are causing widespread outages across southwest virginia. take skype live appalachian power reports the most outages in bedford where nearly 15-
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carroll ... henry ... montgomery and roanoke counties and roanoke are also seeing outages. on cam dominion power is also reporting outages. the most in appomattox where about 170 customers are without power.
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a movie ... that's how one appomattox resident is describing the aftermath of wednesday's tornado. some homes in the area have minor damage with missing shingles or some siding -- while others are completely leveled. at this point a handful of people are searching through the rubble -- trying to get a hold of any remaining valuable items. sheila ferguson / cleaning up friend's home - "when you see your really good friend has built her home and all of her things and she had nothing left. we've already had people on fb tell us they want to help anyway they can and to just let us know what she needs. and so i know the community is going to come together." dozens of families and volunteers are involved in the clean up process. a process that is said to take some time. storm team ten was the first to tell you about the risk for tornados. minute by minute ... our
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system as it made its way up through southwest virginia. storm team ten chief meteorologist jeff haniewich joins us now ... jeff ... you guys were on top of this from the beginning. after yesterday's severe weather and tornado outbreak across the region, it was nice to see a more tranquil day even though the wind was howling. let's talk about the two tornadoes confirmed: 1 evergreen in appomattox county ef3, winds: 136- 165 path width: 400 yds width of four football fields path length: 13 miles 7 injuries, 1 fatality 2 ararat
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path width: 0.5 miles path length: 1.75 miles no injuries our thoughts and prayers remain with all involved in yesterday's tornadoes. it was no doubt very windy on thursday, with some gusts over 50 mph. it will remain windy for us through friday. as a matter of fact, a wind advisory remains in effect for areas along and west of the parkway until 7:00a on friday. these are the lynchburg is reaching out to appomattox county after the e-f-3 tornado.
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condolences to the appomattox county community and encouraged people to make donations to help in the recovery. the lynchburg fire department is accepting donations of non-perishable food ... bottled water .. clothing ... and cleaning supplies. you can them off at any of the fire departments. monetary donations can be made to organizations like the american red cross .... gleaning for the world and god's pit crew. the national weather service confirms an e-f-1 tornado touched down in waverly ... located in sussex county. state police say a mobile home took a direct hit from the storm killing 3 people inside. we're just now learning the names of the victims ... they are ... 50- year-old larry turner... and 26- year-old devine stringfield. a two year old was also killed another person inside the home was hurt. jason marks reports from waverly ... where the tragedy occurred.
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long have been cleaning up after yesterday's deadly tornado. take a look they've been on the scene picking up debris and anything that was blown blown over from yesterday's storm. the national weather service this morning confirmed it was a tornado that that hit this area and as you can see this is parts of a mobile home. you are looking at bikes and other assorted toys, its just devistating. this actually came from, if we look behind you, you can see this is where a mobile home once was. that home was lifted off its foundation when that storm blew through here. there were 3 people inside you had a 50- year-old man, a 26-year-old man and a 2 year old boy that was in this house. they were killed in this accident. we talked with family members who cannot believe this happened so quickly. it is a real tragedy here in waverly and it will take a lot of people a very long time to clean up. now back to you. national guard troops and state
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are in essex county ... after an e-f-3 tornado left more than 2-dozen people hurt ... and tappahannock. governor terry mcauliffe was there assessing the damage. it's his final stop ... after visiting appomattox county ... and waverly. officials say 25 people are hurt ... and at least 15 buildings destroyed. virginia state police are asking residents to stay away from affected areas while crews work to clear the damage. in your w-s-l-s ten timesaver traffic report... drivers should expect easy travel this evening ... right now ... there are no major accidents or delays to report on our major roadways. and before we head to break ... here's a look at how some stocks of local interest finished the
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after yesterday's severe weather and tornado outbreak across the region, it
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more tranquil day even though the wind was howling. let's talk about the two tornadoes confirmed: 1 evergreen in appomattox county ef3, winds: 136- 165 path width: 400 yds width of four football fields path length: 13 miles 7 injuries, 1 fatality 2 ararat in patrick county ef1, winds 95-105 path width: 0.5 miles path length: 1.75 miles no injuries our thoughts and prayers remain with all involved in yesterday's tornadoes. it was no doubt very windy on thursday, with some gusts over 50 mph. it will remain windy for us through friday. as a matter of fact, a wind advisory remains in effect for
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west of the parkway until 7:00a on friday. these are the locations that could continue to see wind gusts over 40 or 50 mph. in addition to the wind, we did have mountain snow showers today too. parts of the nrv and highlands did return to winter today, with the favored west slopes above 2000 feet picking up on a light accumulation in spots. that chance for west slope snow showers will continue through this evening. tonight: mostly cloudy with any mountain snow showers ending, blustery with lows in the upper 20s to near 30. friday: partly to mostly sunny, cool & breezy with highs in the lower 40s.
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activities. both days will be mainly sunny. and the period. saturday will top out in the mid-to-upper 40s, while on 60s! the lower 60s will stay in the forecast early next week too! monday, though, will probably see a little more cloud cover. pulling together a number of resources to drive in new businesses. the collaborative effort ... and
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are looking at ways to help prospective business owners from the very beginning. after the town reverted from a city ... there are more steps people have to do before opening. wsls 10's ananda rochita has more on a "manual" that leaders are working to create ... in hopes of attracting more businesses. linda kuczmarski has always had a love for antiques and decided to turn her hobby into a business. linda kuczmarski/need ful things antiques owner 0:08 - 0:12 "we were interested in antiques for many many years and we just decided this is where we wanted to be." however it took several months
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linda kuczmarski/need ful things antiques owner "we did do our own research and it took a lot." after bedford reverted from a city to a town ... there are more steps prospective business owners have to go through. sara smith, the executive director of bedford main street, heard a lot of frustrations and she's working with the county and other organizations on developing a business manual. sara smith/bedford main street, executive director 0:41 - 0:45 "we were thinking maybe lets get all of this information into one place, work together, ask the community to develop this tool kit." she's also working with the county on issues involving taxes and licensing. sara smith/bedford main street, executive director "when the town of bedford was a city it was self-contained and now its been incorporated into the county. we have to make sure that doesn't add layers of complexity to the process of starting a business." kuczmarski said a manual could've helped when she opened up last year ... but now sees it as a way to attract businesses to move in next door. in bedford ananda rochita
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the weekend is almost here and if you're still looking for something to do, we have some ideas for you. wsls 10's patrick mckee gives us a look at what's going on round town. break out your beachwear and head to bissett park in radford for the new river polar plunge. those brave enough to take the leap will head into the chilly waters of the new river. events kicks off at 10:30 with the plunge happening at 12:30. it's $50 to take the plunge with proceeds
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fullscreen head to smith mountain lake for the winterfest 10 miler and snowball 5k. the 10 miler starts at 10 a.m. with the 5k beginning at 10:15 a.m. both events begin at bernard's landing. if you're a fan of girl scout cookies, head to dunbar middle school in lynchburg from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for cookie fest. the family friendly event has inflatables, karaoke, face painting and of course, cookies. tickets are $5. if you're already thinking about summer, head to the berglund center this weekend for the roanoke boat show. dealers will be there showing the latest technology with more than 250 boats on display. admission is free on friday and $7.50 on saturday and sunday. with a look at what's happening round town, i'm
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bees now have a new place in the town of christiansburg. town council passed an ordinance this week allowing community members to keep up to
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property. this will happen through a 25- dollar permit and periodic inspections of the properties. randy wingfield, assistant town manager: "i think it's kind of a growing trend for urban agriculture. people do want farm fresh food, and it certainly helps provide for that." the ordinance was studied back in 20-11 .. but never passed until now. downtown roanoke inc is calling "elmwood on ice" a success. the rink opened from november to valentine's day. d-r-i expected about 10- thousand visitors but ended up with more than 13- thousand. there were also 16 private rentals. as for next year .. they're still working on the details. jaime clark/downtow n roanoke inc.: "we know we're bringing it back and you know we'll see we like to kind of spice things up with all of our events and add a new element." if you would like to give feedback on improvements for next year .. go to wsls dot- com
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that's all for wsls ten at 5-30. your 90 minutes of news continues right now. after yesterday's severe weather and tornado outbreak across the region, it was nice to see a more tranquil day even though the wind was howling. let's talk about the two tornadoes confirmed: 1 evergreen in appomattox county ef3, winds: 136- 165 path width: 400 yds width of four football fields path length: 13 miles 7 injuries, 1 fatality 2 ararat in patrick county ef1, winds 95-105 path width: 0.5 miles path length: 1.75 miles no injuries our thoughts and prayers remain with all involved in nats of storm -- winds whipping? now at six ... we now know an e-f-3 tornado with 133 to 165 mile-per-hour
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county the storm's swath was 13- miles long and 400-yards wide. this is the aftermath. homes leveled ... cars smashed ... and trees knocked down. with the commonwealth under a state of emergency .. governor terry mcauliffe tours the devastation. gov. terry mcauliffe: "it's incredible, after a tornado of this size and width and length, to see everybody out, the communities pulling together -- doing what we can to help everybody." for many .. debris is all that's left of what was once called home. meanwhile .. signs of hope as prayers are said tonight and helping hands reach out to those picking up the pieces. "god has a plan for this community to rebuild and it's going to be better." we have live team coverage of the mess mother nature left in her path. good evening and thank you for joining us for wsls 10 at six. an emotional day of clean-up across our region .. following the destructive tornadoes that tore through
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neck of the state. four virginians died during the tornadoes .. including 78- year-old edward harris of appomattox county. state police say .. his wife was among the seven people hurt during the storm. two of them remain in the hospital tonight. meanwhile -- 20 homes and 100 other structures were damaged. as communities band together to pull through -- wsls 10's jonathan kegges kicks off our team coverage for us -- live in evergreen tonight. jonathan .. i understand despite the damage .. you've noticed hope is prevailing? guys we now know that it was an ef 3 tornado with winds of 136-165mph that ripped through the town of evergreen. while that number may mean very little to people who lost their homes in wednesday's twister...the people in this tight-knit town are focusing on

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