Virginia Tornadoes: Report from Sentara Obici Hospital
Beth Wescott was able to contact Jan Daum at the Sentara Obici hospital. Here is her report:
I spoke at length with Jan Daum of Sentara Obici in Suffolk, Virginia. Seems the tornado hopped over the hospital and demolished an adjoining strip mall and inflected heavy damage to their outpatient pediatrics center. Yes, there were windows broken and Jan stayed on the job until 9:30 pm. However, since it was wind, not water, doing the damage, her basement level library was unscathed. The cars in the hospital parking lot fared well, but those 200 yards away were twisted and broken. They saw lots of cuts and bruises and a broken arm or two, but escaped death and mayhem.