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2 Dead, 20 Injured At Eastern Shore Campground After Reports Of Tornado

Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

WAVY News on the Eastern Shore reports that police dispatchers received several reports of tornadoes touching down in the area. Photos show the campground in disarray, with crushed campers and trees smashed into splinters.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries early Thursday at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.

The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for the area that expired at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Volunteer firefighter Brittney Eder says she was at the campground ahead of the storm and described the sky as "jet black.''

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