WEATHER: One year since tornado outbreak

Posted at 8:08 AM, Apr 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-27 11:36:35-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – April 26 through 28, 2011 were some of the most harrowing, terrifying, and heartbreaking days of the deadly tornado outbreak in late April last year. Numerous tornadoes were confirmed in Virginia, but were just a handful among the hundreds reported across the Eastern U.S.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the cumulative April tornadoes (April 8, 27-28 and 26) amounted to “at least 30 tornadoes” that “killed 10 people and injured more than 100. Approximately 212 homes were destroyed, with more than 1,050 homes and businesses were damaged. The lack of federal assistance led Gov. Bob McDonnell to establish the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund to help tornado victims. The fund has since been expanded to help victims of any disaster in Virginia.”

Here are all the tornado reports for April 27, 2011:

Here is a closer view of the 20 tornadoes reported (some unrated) April 27, 2011 in Virginia:

BONUS: Click here for the storm surveys from the National Weather Service in Wakefield.

Here are the details on some of them:

(Even though this shows two tornado reports for Glade Springs, this was the same tornado, just reported twice).

Here are the tornado reports for April 28, 2011:

Here is a closer look at the tornado in central Virginia April 28, 2011:

Click here to read our April 2011 Tornado summary.
Click here to see our initial blog entry last year summarizing the Virginia tornadoes.

ALABAMA Tornado Outbreak: Click here for our sister station WHNT‘s tornado outbreak anniversary complete coverage.
Click here for more on the Alabama outbreak.

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