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Storm Leaves Boy Dead, Thousands without Power in Va.

By: AP
By: AP

June 14, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - About 140,000 homes and businesses remain without power in Virginia after a powerful storm pummeled the state.

Richmond police say 4-year-old Shawn T. Wills of Chesterfield County was killed when an uprooted tree fell on him and his father at a park in the city Thursday afternoon. The boy's 43-year-old father was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His name was not released.

Strong winds uprooted trees and knocked down power lines through a wide swath of the state. There were scattered reports of property damage from trees and limbs falling on houses and vehicles.

Dominion Virginia Power reported about 84,000 customers remained without service Friday morning. Most were in the Richmond and southeaster Virginia regions. About 56,000 Appalachian Power customers in Virginia remained without power.


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