Tornadoes Hit North Carolina

Strong winds from an apparent tornado on Thursday night overturned tractor-trailers and cars on Interstate 40, collapsed parts of commercial buildings and damaged single-family homes in western Greensboro, North Carolina. One person was killed when the wind overturned a truck at a business, with three other persons receiving injuries. Local authorities received calls at around 11:30 p.m. from people who reported seeing a funnel cloud near Piedmont Triad International Airport and along the nearby western edge of Greensboro.

Northeastern North Carolina was hit around 8:30 to 8:45 am Friday morning by tornadoes that occurred across extreme northern Bertie County, southeastern Hertford County, northern Chowan County and Pasquotank County. An EF2 tornado with winds over 110 mph was confirmed four miles southeast of Harrellsville by the National Weather Service. The path was approximately one quarter mile wide with numerous trees down, roofs off two homes and several barns destroyed. There were no injuries reported. The severe weather was part of a storm system that had caused severe weather earlier Thursday across Mississippi and Alabama.


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  • by oreo Location: washington on Aug 19, 2008 at 06:18 AM
    it is amazing to me of what mother nature can throw at you... but you better watch out cause when mother nature get angry you better take a step back!
  • by olivia Location: ...... on May 11, 2008 at 02:12 PM
    there is a tornado in north Carolina right now
  • by Mandy Location: Near Rose Hill on May 11, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    Has there been any confimation of a tornado near Greenevers? There was alot of damage done to houses and vehicles Saturday morning. The yard was covered in hail and some of the older folks said they had never seen it like this. Editor's Note: We'll check it out, but there is no confirmation of a tornado in that area or anywhere in Eastern Carolina so far today.
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