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saturday and sunday. efforts are underway in appomattox county after that powerful, now confirmed e-f-3 tornado hit."right now, we'll be sending out three tractor trailers to tapohannock. most of those loaded with equipment. we're sending a truck, one truck to appomattox. once things get settled, as much as they need that we have." we're checking in with local organizations to see how they're lending a helping hand to tornado victims. and the final g-o-p presidential debate is in the books this morning ahead of super tuesday.
benjamin. i'm kyle virginia.good day for choosing thank you 26th friday, february morning, it's good good morning, it's friday, february 26th thank you for choosing good day virginia. i'm kyle benjamin. and i'm january keaton. residents will continue to salvage anything they can in appomattox county once the sun rises later this morning-- two days after the severe weather rocked small communities across central virginia. national weather service officials confirming an e-f-3 tornado did touch down. this is
appomattox county since 1950. governor mcauliffe was in appomattox county on thursday to tour the damage left behind by the tornado.he visited the white pine drive area and spoke to people who live there. wednesday's tornado destroyed many of their homes. governor mcauliffe said he couldn't believe the destruction and is relieved people took shelter when they did. "if this had happened in the middle of the night, i'll tell you this, fatalities would have been way up. the kids were in school they kept the kids in school. so folks are very smart."after his tour through appomattox, the governor headed to waverly in eastern virginia.the storm killed three people there, including a 2-year-old boy. after the tornado, many are still without power and needing a place to stay. the american red cross has 2 shelters set up. one at the appomattox community center, the other in neighboring pamplin. residents tell wfxr news they're happy for all of the work that the red cross volunteers are doing. "i am thankful and grateful for the shelter and here. that are so good and so kind to
a time like this." the red cross says they will keep the shelters open as long as people need to stay. organizations throughout the region are also doing what they can to help the tornado victims.wfxr's kristen eskow spoke to god's pit crew from danviile...she tells us how they're lending a helping hand. :00-:05:21-:26:53-:58 kristen intro: "members of god's pit crew have visited three different areas in virginia affected by the tornadoes to assess the damage. the next step is delivering assistance to the victims."as virginia's tornado victims try to begin the process of picking up the pieces and rebuilding - members of god's pit crew are figuring out what they can do to help.cline: "once they decide this is where we're going, then we have to decide what equipment and we start loading trucks with skid johnson: "most everywhere we've ever been to respond to tornadoes, we hear one repeating thing over and over: happen here.' a little scary when it gets really close to says the group plans to go to appomattox county and tapohannock to assist tornado victims. they'll start by bringing products like water and toiletries to those in need - and also help with cleanup - clearing downed trees and other debris. johnson: "right now, we'll be sending out three tractor trailers to tapohannock. most of those loaded with equipment. we're sending a
officials in officials in appomattox county want people to avoid damaged areas to minimize risks with structure damage and electrical issues.wind gusts will continue to be a problem and you should also be aware of loose limbs and downed power lines.there is a helpline availible if you need assitance. that number is on your screen right now: 4-3-4- 3-5-2-2-6-3-7. since the storm, many people have been asking-- what about pets? shelters can't house them all.. so officials in appomattox county are giving pet-owners some options. you can contact the appomattox county animal shelter at the number you see on your screen-- 434-352-7922-- if you or someone you know is in need of sheltering options. strong northwest winds will continue to generate upslope snow showerswest of the blue ridge through this morning.
wfxr news is your local election headquarters. senators marco rubio and ted cruz jumped all over republican front-runner donald trump thursday night. cruz and trump traded shots in the past...but this is the first time rubio attacked the billionaire businessman. fox's stever rappoport has more from last night's final g-o-p presidential debate, just days before super tuesday. rubio says: "well you're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers from poland." trump says: "no. i'm the only one on this stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody." the five remaining gop presidential candidates... squaring off in their final debate before super tuesday. trump says: "you get along with nobody. you don't have the endorsement of one republican senator and you work with these people. you should be ashamed of yourself." cruz says: "donald, if you want to be liked in washington. that's not a good attribute for a president." frontrunner donald trump now a
"donald mentioned, cause he mentioned me in his answer, that his position on immigration is what's driven this debate. well, the truth is though, that a lot of these positions that he's now taking are new to him." marco rubio and ted cruz -- looking to slow trump's momentum...trump says: "by the way i've hired tens of thousands of people over my job, you've hired nobody." rubio says: "yeah, you've hired a thousand people from another company. from another country."trump says: "you've had nothing but problems, with your credit cards, etc. so don't tell me about that." rubio says: "let me finish the statement. this is important." trump says: "you haven't hired one person in your life."rubio says: "he hired workers from poland. and he had to pay a million dollars in a judgment." trump says: "that's wrong." while, for john kasich and ben carson it's all about staying alive politically.carson says: "our nation is heading off the abyss of destruction."carson says: "we will not solve any of these problems by trying to destroy each other."kasich says: "look we have a great president here - george bush." "he worked with ronald reagan to pass a...an effort to try to solve this problem." kasich says: "a path to legalization." kasich says: "i favor a guest worker program. i think it's practical." the debate - taking place at the university of houston -- in texas...a must-win home state for ted cruz.cruz says: "donald has told us he will go to washington and cut a deal. so, that means on supreme court he's going to look to cut a deal rather than fight for someone who won't cut a deal
also join wfxr news this sunday night for our presidential primary special. it starts at 7-o'clock right here on wfxr news. we now know where senator marco rubio's southwest virginia rally will be held on sunday night.the event gets underway at 8-30 at roanoke salem. doors open at 7:30 and you will need to rsvp.if you want to know how to rsvp- just head to our website--virginia first dot-com. we've had snow, ice and tornado this season, but what does it all mean for spring? we take a closer look in a wfxr news
sunny. highs in the upper 30s. northwest winds15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. .friday night...partly cloudy. lows in the mid 20s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. .saturday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. west winds around 10 mphwith gusts up to 20 mph. .saturday night...mostly clear. lows around 30. west winds around10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph..sunday and sunday night...mostly clear. highs in the lower 60s.lows in the mid 30s..monday through tuesday night...partly cloudy. highs in the upper50s. lows around 40..wednesday...partly sunny. highs in the upper 50s. .wednesday night and thursday...mostly cloudy with a 50 percentchance of rain showers. lows in the upper
the ongoing el nino may go down in the record books as the strongest ever measured, and has contributed to rain, snow, and the whole kitchen sink in virginia over the past few months. el nino is forecast to gradually weaken as we head into spring, but does that mean the weather will calm down, or is the commonwealth in line for more active weather? meteorologist taylor kanost takes a look in this wfxr news special report. godzilla el nino. no, it's not exactly a giant monster parading through downtown roanoke, but it has sparked some wild weather in southwest virginia from historic flooding to record heat to crippling winter storms. predicting what's next is no
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born great- grandchild. good morning, february 26th thank you for choosing good day virginia.i'm kyle benjamin.and i'm january keaton. we now know the name of a missing man who was found dead after wednesday's tornado in evergreen. the appomattox county sheriff's department says 78-year-old edward harris was killed. police say his home was destroyed by the tornado. seven others in appomattox county were hurt including harris' wife. people all across appomattox county say they're lucky to be alive following wednesday's deadly tornado.virginia state police say the tornado destroyed 20 homes in appomattox county and damaged at least 100 other buildings.
cut a 400 yard wide 13 mile long path of destruction along route 460those who lived through the tornado tell wfxr news its something they will never forget. scary- scary for me i was really scared and the dogs got scared i had him in my arms and he was shivering, and im shivering and it started pouring, pouring down raining on me i had glass and dirt and roofing stuff and insulation all in my hair and all over me all down my neck it was just i never want to go through it again. the appomattox county tornado had estimated maximum
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strong northwest winds will continue to generate upslope snow showerswest of the blue ridge through this morning. high pressure builds tonight...moving to the southeast coast by sunday returningtemperatures to at or above normal..friday...mostly sunny. highs in the upper 30s. northwest winds15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. .friday night...partly cloudy. lows in the mid 20s. northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. gusts up to 30 mph in the evening. .saturday...sunny. highs in the mid 40s. west winds around 10 mphwith gusts up to 20 mph. .saturday night...mostly clear. lows around 30. west winds around10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph..sunday and sunday night...mostly clear. highs in the lower 60s.lows in the mid 30s..monday through tuesday night...partly cloudy.
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>> jason: good morning. it is 8:00 now. thanks for joining us on "good day, virginia". i'm jason caterina. it is very cold temperatures in the 20s and 30s. but when you factor in the winds it knocks it down into the single digits and the teens in the western half of the viewing area. a touch milder so to speak as you head off to the east with the temperatures in the 20s and 30s. gusting winds continue throughout the day today and finally subsiding as we go through the overnight tonight. temperatures start to warm up over the weekend as well. but unseasonably cool today.