Friday will mark the 24th anniversary of the March 28th, 1984 tornado outbreak. To date, this outbreak remains the deadliest and most violent in our states history, and even ranks as one of the more violent outbreaks of tornadoes that our country has ever seen.
Several violent tornadoes ripped through the heart of Eastern Carolina on that dreadfully stormy evening. Hardest hit areas were around Mount Olive, Winterville, Snow Hill, Greenville, and Simpson. In all, 57 deaths were reported in both NC and SC.
Wind speeds reached as high as 180 mph with the tornado that devastated parts of Wayne, Greene and Pitt Counties.
I would like for you to share your stories of that day. Were you affected? How did you survive? Did you see the tornado?
Leave those stories right here on the blog. It will be a place we can all remember one of the most violent days in the Eastern NC's weather history.