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Virginia Campground Tornado-Like Storm Kills 3, Injures 20

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An overturned tractor trailer faces southbound along the U.S. Route 13 median in Northampton County, Thursday, July 24, 2014, near Cheriton, Va., after a severe storm swept through the area. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Vicki Cronis-Nohe)

By    |   Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 11:26 AM

Three people were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm possibly containing a tornado slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller confirmed the deaths and injuries early Thursday at the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in rural Northampton County.

The National Weather Service had issued a tornado warning for the area that expired at 9 a.m. Thursday, reported The Associated Press.

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Volunteer firefighter Brittney Eder says she was at the campground ahead of the storm and described the sky as "jet black."

The storm overturned three cars and an a tractor-trailer, said Eder.

"So far the count is three," she said of the death toll, according to Reuters.

The storm pummeled the area about 100 miles south of Washington at the tip of the Delmarva Peninsula with heavy rain, hail and high winds, Eder said.

The injured were taken to a hospital. Rescue workers from other fire departments are also at the site, she said.

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Three people were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm possibly containing a tornado slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.
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