Watch: Last Week’s Virginia Tornado Was Caught on Camera
On Friday, multiple tornadoes and funnels were reported on the Eastern Shore. Some of the tornadic activity was caught on camera.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) listed Virginia as having a marginal chance of experiencing tornadoes on July 28.
When tornadoes began touching down in Virginia and parts of Maryland, concerned citizens called 911 to report the activity. While local first responders were put on alert, they did not respond because, well, it makes little sense to dispatch police into an active tornado.
No significant property damage was recorded, but a few locals were able to capture some stunning photographs and videos of the weather phenomenon.
Be safe out there. Storms are rolling in. This dramatic picture just captured by one of our fishing boats near buoy 12 in the Choptank.
This photograph was captured in the Choptank River. The tornado — technically classified as a “water spout” because it touched down over water — was dangerously close to a fishing vessel. Most water spouts in the Chesapeake and surrounding rivers tend to peter out before they can reach land, but that doesn’t make them any less terrifying.
Tina Marie Mason-Tinard, who lives in Pocomoke, Maryland, captured video of a funnel trying to form over land.
More of the the tornado Neal Parker Road and temperanceville filming from saxis Road Virginia
Posted by Tina Marie Mason-Kinard on Friday, July 28, 2017
It is unclear whether the cloud in this video technically qualifies as a “touch down,” but it is still pretty scary to watch a tornado trying to form.
Tornados on the Eastern Shore are, unfortunately, common this time of year as the region tends to experience severe weather.
Do you have any videos or pictures of strange weather in your area? Share them with us here, and we could include them in a future story!