Virginia safety chiefs tour tornado-damaged cities

Virginia’s top public safety officials planned to tour the tornado-damaged cities of Hampton and Petersburg on Monday.


Queen Street in Alexandria was blocked by a downed tree. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

A total of 500 homes, apartments and businesses were damaged in Hampton, where a twister touched down about 7:08 p.m. Friday, and Petersburg, which was struck about 8:13 p.m. Minor injuries were reported.

Laura Vozzella covers Virginia politics for The Washington Post.
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