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Tornado Touch Down - January 11, 2006

Date: January 11, 2006

James City County Fire Department
P.O. Box 7048
Williamsburg , Virginia 23188
(757) 220-0626



Contact: Joseph C. Davis, Deputy Fire Chief
Office: (757) 565-7604
Pager: (757) 872-2364




The Fire Department responded to a report of a tornado touching down in the southwestern area of the County near the James River.  At approximately 6:30 pm on January 11, 2006, units responded to Governor’s Land and Jamestown Beach Campsites.  Firefighters found minimal damage to several townhomes on Burrows Court in Governor’s Land.  No structural damage was found; it was limited to siding and roofing materials.  Other fire units responding to Jamestown Beach Campsites at 2217 Jamestown Road found two nearly destroyed campers.  Two patients, a mother and daughter, with minor injuries were transported to Williamsburg Community Hospital.  Red Cross was requested to assist those families occupying the damaged campers.  The campground also suffered damage to the overhead electric power lines—Virginia Dominion Power responded.  Four vehicles located at the campground were severely damaged.  In addition, several trees were knocked down in the vicinity.  Minor debris was found on Greensprings Road —James City County Police units cleared the debris.  


The Fire Department also investigated reports of damage in the nearby Foxfield subdivision—minor damage to several homes was observed.   No other reports of damage were reported tonight, however, additional property damage may be noticed tomorrow morning.


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