Tornado in Virginia fatal to 2 at RV camp

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 3:48 a.m.

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) MAGS OUT

CAPE CHARLES, Va. -- The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.

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