Coastal Va. City Cleans Up After Rare Water Spout

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Residents from the Carolinas to Pennsylvania are still cleaning up after 14 tornadoes ripped across the East Coast over the weekend.

In Hampton, Va., a rare water spout came ashore Friday night, damaging homes before going back out to sea. Meteorologists describe water spouts as tornadoes that develop over water. They are much smaller and usually weaker than hurricanes and develop under different weather conditions.

By Saturday morning, CBN's Operation Blessing International deployed an assessment team to check on residents and offer help.

The response team worked with local construction crews to clean up debris. Workers described the damage as "substantial" but not devastating.

Operation Blessing provided tarps for homeowners with roof damage. All of the families the group helped had insurance but were middle to low income families who needed the extra help until claims could be filed.

Local news reported about $3.4 million in damages.

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