Two Tornadoes Touch Down In Beaufort County

There were two tornadoes confirmed tornadoes Sunday in Beaufort County. The first tornado touched down on River Road in Washington at 3:45PM. A separate tornado landed in Chocowinity, just south of Washington, at 4:38PM.

WITN captured the Chocowinity tornado live with the Washington webcam. There are no reports of significant damage from the Washington Police Department or The Beaufort County Sheriff's Department. We have received viewer reports of trees down and minor vehicle damage in Washington, Chocowinity and Old Ford.

Hail has been reported in Pitt, Craven, Beaufort, Edgecombe and Nash Counties.

If you were impacted by severe weather, you can send the report or picture to photos@witntv.com


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  • by Cameron Location: Washington, NC on Apr 25, 2008 at 06:55 AM
    I was at Havens Gardens watching the tornado while it was forming over Chocowinity. I got some pictures and some video on my phone, was a once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • by smb Location: Grimesland on Apr 22, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    My husband was in Washington at the time the live coverage aired,down on the watefront and could see the funnel cloud first hand. He got several photos and some video. He said that the tv coverage did not do it justice; it was a sight to see in person and he was amazed by it.
  • by Steve Location: Wilson on Apr 22, 2008 at 09:34 AM
    Wow...It would be great if your Video team would create a still image (wallpaper) with the tornado and that lightning bolt in the same frame!
  • by J Location: Greenville on Apr 22, 2008 at 09:11 AM
    They got lucky in capturing the "tornado" by having a webcam in the right place.....
  • by David Location: Martin Co. on Apr 22, 2008 at 07:41 AM
    Good job to the crews on the coverage of the tornadoes. WITN did a great job of covering the weather alerts in Beaufort and Pitt county, but did not report on the weather alerts that were threatning Martin or other counties until after the weather was clear of Beaufort Co. Programing was switched back to the hockey game and the only alerts were on the bottom of the screen. I enjoy watching WITN, but the only local news that carried all the weather alerts was WCTI 12. I wish more info had been given and all threatened areas and National Weather Service alerts had been brodcasted.
  • by Joe Location: Trenton NC on Apr 22, 2008 at 07:12 AM
    I was very impressed with your coverage of the severe weather on Sunday, that was wonderful work. I am an elementary school teacher in Jones County and was wondering if there wa a way of aquiring a copy of the tornado video for use in my class.
  • by ashley Location: washington on Apr 21, 2008 at 12:43 PM
    i watched the whole thing on t.v and it was awesome but scary. then a little later right in front of my aunts house another funnel cloud formed and we watched it go up and down and took a few pics. i dont think it ever touched down though but it was awesome.
  • by Ginny Location: Vanceboro on Apr 21, 2008 at 08:31 AM
    I was at Core Creek (Cove City area)yesterday attending my great aunt's visitation and funeral when suddenly we heard loud thunder and saw rain. The thunder sounded harsh, so I began to look outside, at which point I saw bean-sized hail falling rapidly outside. It was quite an unusual sight as I have rarely seen hail in my lifetime. My uncle stood behind me and told us to watch for funnel clouds because this was suspicious weather activity and could signal a tornado approaching. We saw large dark, black clouds, but no funnel activity. This occurred between 1:30-2:00 pm on April 20, 2008.
  • by Someone Location: Chocowinity on Apr 21, 2008 at 08:01 AM
    I live in Chocowinity on Old Mill Rd and I was an actual [victim] so to speak. I was watching on my back porch when it was forming and then I heard Jamie saying that it was gonna drop any second and my mom, my brother, and I ran and got in the closet. My dad stayed behind and looked out the sliding glass door and didn't come in the closet until it started sucking stuff from one side of our deck to the other. It threw our trash can, wheel-barrow, and our deck chair about 200 yds across the road into a field. It demolished my brothers wooden swing set. It aslo pushed my grandpa's boat about 10 feet backwards. After the experience I have a whole differtent outlook on life.

    Editor's Note: We appreciate your comments. We'd love to talk to you about your experience. Can you please give us a call at (252)946-3135 and talk to someone in the newsroom?

  • by J Location: Grimesland on Apr 21, 2008 at 06:28 AM
    Its a little scary how i live right down the road and didnt know a thing about it until after it had happened.
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