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Virginia family finds American flag still flying in tornado wreckage

Posted at 2:38 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 16:41:45-04

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Powerful video shows the moments family and friends found an American flag still flying in the wreckage of a tornado in Franklin County, Virginia.

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down Friday morning west of Smith Mountain Lake.

In the video, shot by WDBJ7, you can see family and friends canvas the home that was destroyed by the severe storms. No one was hurt.

Franklin County is located in southwest Virginia in the Roanoke region.