One Month Since Deadly Tornadoes

Monday marks one month since the deadly tornadoes ripped across the state.

The storms were particularly deadly here in Eastern Carolina, claiming twelve lives in Bertie County.

In Bertie County today, many of the destroyed homes have been bulldozed to the ground. Several of the homes in Colerain that were damaged have blue tarps on the roofs, almost like a battle scar from the storm, and a sign that more work needs to be done.

Other heavily damaged areas included Greene County where the middle school was destroyed. Base housing at Camp Lejeune was also heavily damaged.

The National Weather Service determined about 26 tornadoes hit the state on April 16th. Other counties that saw tornadoes include Pitt, Wilson, Beaufort, Halifax and Craven. Nineteen counties have been declared part of the federal disaster area. Tyrrell County was just added to the list last week.

The cleanup and recovery continues in all of the areas that saw tornadoes.


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