Tornado destroys 28 homes in Deltaville
The face of Deltaville was changed in a few minutes on Saturday evening when a tornado flattened sections of the community and caused an estimated $6.1 million in losses, reported reported Betty Muncy, deputy coordinator of emergency services for Middlesex County.
posted 04.18.2011Beware of clean-up scammers
Fire Chief Jimmy Walden of the Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department cautioned homeowners to use be careful when hiring someone to help with clean up. "Do not give them a deposit," he said.
posted 04.18.2011Deltaville like a ‘war zone’
A tornado and high winds blew through Middlesex County about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, leaving areas of Deltaville in shambles and destruction in isolated areas of Remlik. "That resulted in two ladies having to be hospitalized, said Culley. "It blew one lady out of the trailer and the structure was totally disintegrated."
posted 04.18.2011Deltaville has curfew
Middlesex Sheriff Guy Abbott has imposed a curfew for Deltaville from 8 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday. Extra law enforcement officers were brought in to assist deputies with security, he said. Personal property was scattered around many homes by the storm.
posted 04.18.2011Route 33 in Deltaville closed
All travel lanes of Route 33 in Middlesex County have been closed from North End Road (Route 631) east so Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews can clear debris from the roadway. Confirmed tornados touched down at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday evening in Gloucester and Middlesex counties causing downed trees and power lines.
posted 04.18.2011Jail inmate found hanged
Lancaster County Sheriff R.D. Crockett has reported the death of Starke Jett, 53, of Reedville, at approximately 2 a.m. April 16 while in custody at the Lancaster County Correctional Center. According to the local medical examiner’s preliminary report, Jett committed suicide by hanging himself.