The Rye Cove Cyclone is the deadliest tornado
in Virginia history. Part of an unusual outbreak of tornadoes across the eastern
United States on May 2, 1929, it hit the Rye Cove School in the Appalachian highlands
of Scott County in the
southwestern part of the state, killing twelve students and one teacher and injuring
fifty-four. Tornadoes also hit two school houses in Bath County later that day, but both schools had already
dismissed stud. . .
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