‘I had never experienced a tornado and I don’t want to again’: 90 MPH winds hit Prince George County

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PRINCE GEORGE, Va. (WRIC) — Some of the strongest storms touched down in Virginia on Friday. 

At least 15 tornadoes touched down on Good Friday in Virginia, according to the National Weather Service.

Four teams from the Wakefield office assessed damage over the weekend and determined 11 tornadoes hit the area. Four more were confirmed on Monday, bringing the total to at least 15. 

Survey teams will continue assessing the widespread damage Monday and Tuesday.

In Prince George County one man can’t wrap his head around the experience.

In less than 5 minutes Terry Schraner’s yard was flipped upside down.

Winds stronger than 90 miles an hour tore through the small town of Disputana.

“It’s getting louder.. and the rain coming down, the wind,” Schraner said.

Dozens of trees came toppling down but besides taking a couple of shingles. left his home untouched.

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“I had no idea that all of this was down when I came outside that evening,” Schraner said.

His barn and boat suffered damages. It was nearly crushed under a tree.

“I had never experienced a tornado and I don’t want to again,” Schraner added.

Representatives from the National Weather Service are still out surveying the damage in other areas.

The number of confirmed tornadoes could rice.

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