Hit By A Tornado Once, Residents Were Worried Monday

The severe storms that pushed through eastern Carolina Monday morning threatened one city with the possibility of tornadoes where a neighborhood is still recovering after a sudden twister less than two weeks ago.

Residents in Greenville's Ashcroft subdivision are still rebuilding from a tornado touchdown on March 27th that damaged dozens of homes.

Drew Mitchell came home that day to find several windows busted out, and shingles off his roof. A blue tarp keeps the rain out while he waits for repairs. When he heard there could be another tornado Monday, he stayed inside his home to keep an eye on his property. Mitchell says, "I was carefully watching the news, tracking where the storm was going, where was it headed and we had a tornado warning and I was freaking out cause a lot of the houses here are still damaged. I just know if another tornado came through it would be ten times worse."

According to Pitt County emergency management, there was no property damage reported in Monday's storms, but the town of Pactolus had a funnel cloud sighting.


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  • by J Location: Gville on Apr 7, 2009 at 08:33 AM
    Oklahoman....please keep your selfish comments to yourself. The people who sustained damage feel differently and YOU should repsect that. Dont judge what happens here JUST BECAUSE its different in Oklahoma. As we all usually say...If you dont like it...You know where the highway is that brought you here, TAKE IT AND LEAVE.
  • by Oklahoman Location: Oklahoma on Apr 7, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    That mini tornado that hit on Firetower last week shouldn't even be considered a tornado.
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