Multiple Tornadoes Confirmed In Virginia County Friday
Pulaski maintains emergency shelter, imposes curfew after devastating tornadoes
PULASKI, Va. — The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes in Pulaski County, Va., about 50 miles north of Mount Airy, N.C.
The Roanoke Times reports that a team on Saturday surveyed the storms from Friday night.
The first tornado was rated EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale, with estimated winds of 125 miles per hour. It was 440 yards in width and had a path nearly two miles long. There were eight injuries associated with that tornado and several homes had roofs removed.
A second tornado touched down near the National Guard armory on U.S. 11. It was rated a strong EF-1 tornado with estimated winds of 105 to 110 miles per hour and had a path 480 yards wide and 2.6 miles long. A gas station and several homes were damaged, with one mobile home being demolished.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this series of devastating storms.
Links to news stories with video of the damage
Pulaski Storm Damage
The following Photos are by Mike Cocker, VDEM Regional Coordinator, during damage assessment 4/9/11