Governor declares state of emergency


At least 200 people were injured Monday, according to the AP, as severe storms barraged central and southeastern Virginia. In response, Governor Tim Kaine declared a state of emergency for those areas damaged by what was apparently three tornados. While Charlottesville avoided any related damage, the storm overturned cars and blew out vehicle windows in the Colonial Heights area, south of Richmond. The city of Suffolk, outside of Norfolk, took the worst hit: Two tornados reportedly touched down there yesterday afternoon and forced residents to flee their homes.