Civil Air Patrol Helps Survey Tornado Damage

Two Civil Air Patrol pilots, Rick Jones and Calvin Mayo, flew over Pitt and Greene counties Wednesday and took pictures of the damage.

Sights from the air show just how Saturday's twisters carved a path from Snow Hill to Farmville. They say the line of damage could be easily detected at times, but sporatic in places like Farmville.

"It's just surprising how much damage it can do and how it can miss one home and totally tear up the one right next to it and see the trees laying down like the wheat does when the wind blows on it, it's just amazing," said Rick Jones with the Civil Air Patrol.

The Civil Air Patrol does this type of work as part of their emergency services. They also flew heavy plastic sheeting into craven county to cover damaged roof tops.

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  • by Don Beckett, Lt Col, CAP Location: on Apr 26, 2011 at 06:05 AM
    Civil Air Patrol also flew a photography flight over Bertie County, taking almost 200 photos of the damage there. In addition CAP transported water and food from the NC Emergency Management warehouse in Tarboro to Columbus County (Elizabethtown). Thanks WITN for covering this. We hope and pray for everyone affected by this storm and hope for a speedy recovery.
  • by apbinfo Location: on Apr 24, 2011 at 03:44 AM
    Content - When it comes to your property, can you see what to expect in case of loss, e.g., hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flood, fire? If you are like most of the insuring public you draw a blank on that question. My House Is Your House

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