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(Tribune News Service) — Helicopters at Naval Station Norfolk were damaged as storms rolled through Hampton Roads on Tuesday afternoon.

The helicopters were on deck at the Chambers Field airfield when the damage occurred, Cmdr. Robert Myers of Naval Air Force Atlantic confirmed.

The number of aircraft and the extent of the damage is unclear. First responders and military personnel were on scene to assess the situation.

No personnel injuries have been reported.

“The safety of our personnel remains our top priority,” Myers said.

National Weather Service Wakefield issued a severe thunderstorm alert for the area just after 3:30 p.m., warning that 60 mph winds and penny-sized hail were possible.

caitlyn.burchett@virginiamedia.com

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Helicopters at Naval Station Norfolk were damaged as storms rolled through Hampton Roads on Tuesday afternoon.

Helicopters at Naval Station Norfolk were damaged as storms rolled through Hampton Roads on Tuesday afternoon. (Christopher Stoltz/U.S. Navy)


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