Hampton Declares Emergency for Tornado-Hit Areas

Tornado caused more than $4.3 million in damage

By BROCK VERGAKIS
|  Monday, Jun 4, 2012  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Viewer Photos: Tornado Warnings With Storm

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

A local emergency has been declared for areas in Hampton affected by a tornado.

The tornado that struck Friday caused more than $4.3 million in damage. But city officials said they don't believe the damage will meet the required levels for state or federal assistance.

City Council will consider at its next meeting a proposal to waive permit fees for residents repairing damage.

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Marla Decker and state emergency management coordinator Michael Cline viewed the damage in Hampton on Monday. They also visited Petersburg, which also was hit by a tornado.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out