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Update: Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown

March 28, 2010
  • Emergency Manager in Turbeville reports an unoccupied home was destroyed when turned over.
Emergency Manager in Turbeville reports an unoccupied home was destroyed when turned over.

UPDATED: Monday 5:35 p.m.

A weak tornado touched down in Halifax County around 10:00 Sunday night.

The National Weather Service says winds reached a maxmum of 75 miles per hour. The damage was contained to a remote area of Alton, mostly farmland on Blane Road.

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Strong storms tracked through the Carolinas then into the Southside of Virginia Sunday evening. Several of the storms produced tornado warnings, with damage being reported by emergency managers out of Halifax county.

The most reports came from Turbeville, which is southeast of Halifax on along route 58 in Halifax county. View Map

  The following are reports from the National Weather Service: 

Turbeville- Emergency Manager reports unoccupied trailer home destroyed when turned over.
Turbeville - Public reports tree damage in yard. Loud "locomotive" sounds from possible tornado.
South Boston - Emergency Manager reports intersection of 501 and Route 58 underwater.

 The National Weather Service in Blacksburg  will send a survey team down today to access the damage and interview those involved. While it sounds like damage may have been cause by a tornado, the official confirmation will come from the storm survey later today.

-Meteorologist Brent Watts 

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