North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia Damage Reports from April 16, 2011


A lot of storm reports came out of North Carolina yesterday. Tornadoes near Raleigh, Smithfield, Selma, Wilson, Lucama, Fayetteville, and through most of eastern North Carolina. Below is the summary for all the storm reports received from yesterday. Keep in mind the mass volume of reports from yesterday as well. This is preliminary. All times listed are in Eastern Daylight Time. Location & county name as well as what type of damage occurred as well is also listed.

2:08 pm: 3 SW UNION RIDGE, (ALAMANCE , NC), TREES DOWN, ROOFS BLOWN OFF OF HOUSES, CHIMNEYS GONE (RAH)

2:10 pm: 3 SW UNION RIDGE, (ALAMANCE, NC), 27 BUILDINGS … 3 HOMES … AND A BARN DESTROYED ON UNION RIDGE RD AND STONEY CREEK RD. (RAH)

2:10 pm: UNION RIDGE, (ALAMANCE, NC), 2 HOMES DESTROYED ON HICKORY NUT ROAD … TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR (RAH)

2:25 pm: 2 WSW STUARTS DRAFT, (AUGUSTA, VA), TORNADO CONFIRMED EF-1. MAX WINDS 95 MPH. MAX PATH WIDTH 300 YRDS. PATH LENGTH 4 MILES. NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED. SEVERAL BARNS DEMOLISHED. (LWX)

2:40 pm: 3 NNW ROXBORO, (PERSON, NC), AT COUNTRY CLUB ROAD … STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO CARPORT … TREES DOWN IN ROAD … TRAILER FLIPPED (RAH)

2:50 pm: BETHEL HILL, (PERSON, NC), DAMAGE FROM BETHEL HILL TO CONCORD. SIX HOMES DEMOLISHED. (RAH)

3:03 pm: 3 SE SANFORD, (LEE, NC), CARS OVERTURNED AND TREES DOWN (RAH)

3:05 pm: 1 NE TRAMWAY, (LEE, NC), 4 HOMES SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE … 1 HOME DESTROYED … TREES SNAPPED (RAH)

3:09 pm: 3 SSE SANFORD, (LEE, NC), HOUSES DAMAGED AND TREES DOWN IN THE ST ANDREWS SUBDIVISION. (RAH)

3:10 pm: BROADWAY, (LEE, NC), MULTIPLE STRUCTURES DAMAGED AND POSSIBLE HOUSES COLLAPSED. (RAH)

3:20 pm: SANFORD, (LEE, NC) LOWES HARDWARE DESTROYED (RAH)

3:20 pm: 6 SE MONCURE, (CHATHAM, NC), TORNADO REPORTED (RAH)

3:25 pm: LITTLE ROCK, (DILLON,SC), AT LEAST FIVE TREES ON HOMES. THREE PEOPLE WERE ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND WERE RELEASED. (ILM)

3:25 pm: BROADWAY, (LEE, NC) *** 2 FATAL, 1 INJ *** OVER 30 HOMES DESTROYED ALONG WITH A LOWES HARDWARE. A WAL-MART AND BIG LOTS WERE ALSO SEVERELY DAMAGED. (RAH)

3:30 pm: 5 NNW ROCKFISH, (CUMBERLAND, NC) , TORNADO UPROOTED NUMEROUS TREES AND DESTROYED A GARAGE NEAR HIGHWAY 401. (RAH)

3:33 pm: ROWLAND, (ROBESON, NC 3454 7929 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN … TOOK ROOF OFF OF HOUSE. LAW ENFORCEMENT RELAYED. (ILM)

3:35 pm: 2 E HOLLY SPRINGS, (WAKE, NC), 25 TREES DOWN. 18-20 INCHES IN DIAMETER. OTHER TREES BROKEN IN HALF. STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO HOUSES. (RAH)

3:36 pm: 3 ENE HOLLY SPRINGS, (WAKE, NC), 2-3 FOOT DIAMETER TREES DOWN (RAH)

3:44 pm: HOLLY SPRINGS, (WAKE, NC), TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN HOLLY SPRINGS. (RAH)

3:45 pm: 4 SSW RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND. (RAH)

3:47 pm: 2 NE SMITHFIELD, (JOHNSTON, NC), SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS KNOCKED OVER (RAH)

3:47 pm: 2 NNE LAKE WHEELER, (WAKE, NC), ROOF PEELED OFF BUILDINGS AT NC STATE RESEARCH RARM AND LOTS OF TREES SNAPPED OFF. (RAH)

3:48 pm: RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), MULTIPLE POWER FLASHES … RAIN WRAPPED TORNADO AT I440 AT EXIT 16 (RAH)

3:49 pm: 4 S RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), MULTIPLE TREES BLOCKING THE RIGHT HAND LANE OF I-40 AT EXIT 298 AND HUNDREDS OF TREES SNAPPEED IN THE WOODS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE (RAH)

3:49 pm: 3 S RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), TREES AND POWER LINES DOWN … BUILDINGS DESTROYED … DEBRIS BLOCKING GILBERT ST (RAH)

3:50 pm: 4 NE LAKE WHEELER, (WAKE, NC), MANY TREES DOWN. SEVERAL BLOCKING ROADS. (RAH)

3:50 pm: 4 S RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), METEOROLOGIST REPORTED THE ROOF OF EARPS SEAFOOD MARKET ON S SAUNDERS ST PARTIALLY RIPPED OFF. (RAH)

3:50 pm: 3 SSW RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), HEAVY DAMAGE 1600 BLOCK OF HIGHWAY 401. MULTIPLE ROOFS COLLAPSED. TREES DOWN. (RAH)

3:50 pm: 4 N RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC) , 8 INCH LIMBS DOWN AND BLOCKING 2 LANES OF SPRING FOREST ROAD IN RALEIGH (RAH)

3:50 pm: 4 NE RDU INTERNATIONAL, (WAKE, NC ), DEBRIS INCLUDING FOAM INSULATION … STRIPPED TREE BRANCHES … AND SQUARES OF PLYWOOD (RAH)

3:51 pm: RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), DEBRIS FALLING IN NORTH RALEIGH FROM LARGE TORNADO ON THE GROUND. (RAH)

3:55 pm: 3 S RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), MULTIPLE TREES DOWN AROUND SHAW UNIVERSITY. POWER LINES DOWN ON TREES AND BUILDINGS. (RAH)

3:55 pm: 2 ENE RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), SEVERAL BLDGS PARTIALLY DESTROYED AT YONKERS RD AND THE BELTLINE. DEBRIS SPREAD UP TO CAPITAL BLVD AND RALEIGH ICEPLEX. (RAH)

3:55 pm: 2 N NEW HOPE, (WAKE, NC), LARGE HIGH TENSION STEEL WIRE TOWER TWISTED. (RAH)

3:56 pm: 3 S RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), TREE ON HOUSE. (RAH)

3:56 pm: 3 SE RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), TREES ON HOUSES ON MILBURNIE RD AND STEVENS RD. POWER LINES ON GROUND. (RAH)

3:56 pm: 1 WNW NEW HOPE, (WAKE, NC), DAMAGE TO ROOF SHINGLES AND LARGE PINE TREES ACROSS THE ROAD (RAH)

3:57 pm: RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. WINDOWS BLOWN OUT AND ROOFS OFF BUILDINGS AT BLOUNT AND WILMINGTON STREETS IN DOWNTOWN RALEIGH. (RAH)

3:58 pm: 2 E RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), TRUCK OVERTURNED … TREES IN ROAD … ROOF OFF BUILDING AT YONKERS ROAD (RAH)

3:58 pm RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), NUMEROUS BRICK BUILDINGS DESTROLYED ALONG SOUTH SAUNDERS STREET IN SOUTHEAST RALEIGH. (RAH)

4:00 pm: ROWLAND, (ROBESON, NC), EXTENSIVE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE … WIDESPREAD. TREES DOWN THROUGHOUT (ILM)

4:03 pm: WADE, (CUMBERLAND, NC) REPORTED TORNADO ON GROUND AT RIVER ROAD IN WADE (RAH)

4:05 pm: 2 WNW GODWIN, (CUMBERLAND, NC), *** 1 FATAL *** NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED TO DESTROYED NEAR LINDEN. ONE FATALITY WITH NUMEROUS SERIOUS INJURIES. (RAH)

4:05 pm: 2 ENE RALEIGH, (WAKE, NC), *** 3 FATAL *** MOBILES HOMES DESTROYED NEAR BRENTWOOD DR IN RALEIGH IN HTE STONYBROOK MOBILE HOME PARK. . (RAH)

4:05 pm: 3 NE NEW HOPE, (WAKE, NC), NUMEROUS TREES DOWN AT I-540 AND BUFFALOE RD. TREES 50 FT TALL AND 1-2 FT DIAMETER. (RAH)

4:15 pm: 4 SSE DUNN, (SAMPSON, NC), ROOF BLOWN OFF … TREES IN ROAD (RAH)

4:17 pm: 6 ENE ROLESVILLE, (FRANKLIN, NC) NUMEROUS TREES DOWN NEAR ZEBULON TO NORTH OF BUNN. (RAH)

4:18 pm: DUNN, (HARNETT, NC), TREE ON HOUSE. HOUSE DESTROYED. (RAH)

4:20 pm: 4 NNW SPIVEY’S CORNER, (SAMPSON, NC), 2 HOUSES GONE NEAR DRAGSTRUP ROAD AND HIGHWAY 242 (RAH)

4:20 pm: 1 S DUNN, (HARNETT, NC), STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. ROOF OFF FOOD LION GROCERY STORE AND FRONT WINDOW BLOWN OUT. NUMEROUS CARS WITH WINDOWS BLOWN OUT. LARGE TREES UPROOTED. (RAH)

4:20 pm: 3 SSW BENSON, (HARNETT, NC), TRAILERS AND OTHER BUILDINGS DAMAGED AT FOUNDATIONS BIBLE COLLEGE. (RAH)

4:22 pm: 2 E DUNN, (HARNETT, NC), MULTIPLE BUILDING DESTROYED AT HIGHWAY 301 AND WISE ROAD. (RAH)

4:22 pm: LITTLE ROCK, (DILLON, SC), AT LEAST FIVE TREES ON HOMES. THREE PEOPLE WERE ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND WERE RELEASED. (ILM)

4:25 pm: 12 N ELIZABETHTOWN, (BLADEN, NC), *** 2 FATAL *** EM CONFRIMS ANOTHER FATALITY IN AMMON AREA BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 2. (ILM)

4:27 pm: 1 SE BENSON, (JOHNSTON, NC), *** 1 FATAL *** WIDESPREAD DAMAGE WITH HOMES DAMAGED TO DESTROYED IN THE BENSON AND BLACK CREEK AREA. ONE CONFIRMED FATALITY ON JUNIPER CHURCH ROAD. (RAH)

4:35 pm: 2 SE FOUR OAKS, (JOHNSTON, NC), HWY 96 BLOCKED BY MULTIPLE DOWNED TREES (RAH)

4:36 pm: 3 ENE FOUR OAKS, (JOHNSTON NC), GROVE OF 12 TO 14 INCH DIAMTER PINE TREES SNAPPED OFF 20 FT IN THE AIR … TREES HAVE FALLEN ON AND DESTROYED TRAILERS (RAH)

4:37 pm: 4 WNW DINWIDDIE, (DINWIDDIE, VA), RATED AS A HIGH-END EF1 TORNADO WITH APPROXIMATE PATH LENGTH OF 8 MILES … PATH WIDTH VARIABLE … ABOUT 300-400 YARDS AT ITS GREATEST EXTENT. TORNADO PATH STARTED ON DOYL (AKQ)

4:40 pm: 2 S ROSEBORO, (SAMPSON, NC), MOBILE HOME COLLAPSED ON HWY 242 … 2 MILES SOUTH OF ROSEBORO. OTHER REPORTS OF TREES DOWN. (RAH)

4:45 pm: 1 NE SMITHFIELD, (JOHNSTON, NC), TREE BRANCHES AND BUILDING DEBRIS FALLING FROM THE SKY (RAH)

4:47 pm: 2 NE SMITHFIELD, (JOHNSTON, NC), SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS KNOCKED OVER (RAH)

4:48 pm: SMITHFIELD, (JOHNSTON, NC), TORNADO ON GROUND IN SMITHFIELD. DEBRIS BEING REPORED NEAR THE HOSPITAL. (RAH)

4:49 pm: 2 ENE SELMA, (JOHNSTON, NC), LIMBS SNAPPED OFF TREES IN PINELEVEL … I-95 CLOSED (RAH)

4:53 pm: 1 SW MICRO, (JOHNSTON, NC),TREES SNAPPED … MOBILE HOME FLIPPED … BOAT FLIPPED … SEMI TRUCK FLIPPED AND BLOCKING I-95 (RAH)

4:55 pm MICRO, (JOHNSTON, NC) ENTIRE MOBILE HOME PARK DESTROYED NEAR MICRO BETWEEN SELMA AND KENLY. OVER 100 PEOPLE DISPLACED. (RAH)

4:58 pm: BLADENBORO, (BLADEN, NC) *** 1 FATAL *** SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND 1 FATALITY IN BLADENBORO AREA. (ILM)

5:04 pm 1 E BLADENBORO, (BLADEN, NC), FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTED TORNADO ON THE GROUND WITH MAJOR DAMAGE. (ILM)

5:08 pm: LUCAMA, (WILSON, NC), NUMEROUS HOMES DESTROYED FROM LUCAMA TO WILSON. (RAH)

5:10 pm: 3 NNE LUCAMA, (WILSON, NC), SEVERAL HOUSES DESTROYED … STRUCTURAL DAMAGE (RAH)

5:12 pm: FAISON, (DUPLIN, NC), TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED A TORNADO ON THE GROUND IN FAISON NEAR DAVID BRYANT RD AND WADE DAUGHTRY RD. (MHX)

5:15 pm: 4 WSW WILSON, (WILSON, NC), LARGE TORNADO NOW ON THE GROUND AT HIGHWAY 795. (RAH)

5:16 pm: 2 ENE BONNEAU, (BERKELEY, SC ), A FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL REPORTED A FULLY COLLAPSED CHURCH. 6 PEOPLE WERE INSIDE BUT NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. CHURCH LOCATED BETWEEN SAINT STEPHEN SOUTH CAROLINA AN (CHS)

5:16 pm: 1 S SAINT STEPHEN, (BERKELEY, SC), A FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL REPORTED A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN RIPPING THE ROOF OFF A BUILDING ALONG WITH KNOCKING NUMEROUS POWER LINES DOWN JUST OUTSIDE OF SAINT STEPHEN S (CHS)

5:16 pm: 1 SSW SAINT STEPHEN, BERKELEY, SC), NWS DAMAGE SURVEY TEAM HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO MOVED VERY NEAR SAINT STEPHEN SOUTH CAROLINA. THE TORNADO DESTROYED A CHURCH. SIX PEOPLE WERE INSIDE … NONE WERE INJURED. (CHS)

5:17 pm: WILSON, (WILSON, NC), NUMEROUS CARS OVERTURNED AND BUILDINGS DESTROYED IN DOWNTOWN WILSON (RAH)

5:20 pm: 2 S SAINT STEPHEN, (BERKELEY, SC), TORNADO SIGHTED ALONG 2000 BLOCK OF MENDEL RIVERS ROAD. (CHS)

5:20 pm: SAINT STEPHEN, (BERKELEY, SC ), TRAINED SPOTTER REPORTED AT LEAST 100 TREES DOWN NEAR SAINT STEPHEN. TREES WERE 12 TO 18 INCHES IN DIAMETER. SHINGLE DAMAGE ALSO SEEN ON 1 HOME. (CHS)

5:20 pm: ROANOKE RAPIDS, (HALIFAX, NC), RUPTURED GAS LINE AT 1311 CAROLINA AVENUE … ROOF TORN OFF CONVALESCENT HOME … PATIENTS BEING EVACUATED (RAH)

5:21 pm: SAINT STEPHEN, (BERKELEY, SC), TORNADO ON GROUND … REPORTED VIA LAW ENFORCEMENT. REPORTED NEAR INTERSECTION OF S MAIN ST AND HOOD ST IN SAINT STEPHEN. (CHS)

5:23 pm: ROANOKE RAPIDS, (HALIFAX, NC), ROOF BLOWN OFF A SONIC. VACANT WINN DIXIE DAMAGED. CARS BLOWN AROUND. (RAH)

5:37 pm: 6 SW CLARKTON, (COLUMBUS, NC), TORNADO ON THE GROUND … INTERSECT OF 701 AND 131 (ILM)

5:37 pm: 1 NNE CLARKTON, (BLADEN, NC) , TORNADO ON THE GROUND … INTERSECT OF 701 AND 131 (ILM)

5:45 pm: 8 SSW ANDREWS, (GEORGETOWN, SC), BOATS THROWN ONTO A YARD. NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. 13529 SAINTS DELIGHT ROAD. (ILM)

5:45 pm: SNOW HILL, (GREENE, NC) , REPORT FROM GREENE COUNTY EMC OF 40-50 HOMES DESTROYED IN GREENE COUNTY ALONG WITH 5 TO 6 BUSINESSES. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED AND THE HIGH SCHOOL GYM ROO (MHX)

5:45 pm: ROANOKE RAPIDS, (HALIFAX, NC), ROOF BLOWN OFF A SONIC. VACANT WINN DIXIE DAMAGED. CARS BLOWN AROUND. (RAH)

5:55 pm: 6 NNE WALNUT CREEK, (WAYNE, NC), TORNADO NOW ON THE GROUND NEAR LAGRANGE RD AND PARKSTOWN RD IN SAULSTON. DESTROYED LARGE BARN AT DONALD TURKEY FARM. (RAH)

5:55 pm: SNOW HILL, (GREENE, NC), 3 HOUSES DESTROYED AT THE INTERSECTION OF HWY 91 AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ROAD (MHX)

6:01 pm: 2 NNE GOLDSBORO, (WAYNE, NC). ROOF OFF OF A HOUSE ON COUNTRY DAY ROAD. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IN THE AREA. (RAH)

6:01 pm: SNOW HILL, (GREENE, NC), ANDYS RESTAURANT DESTROYED (MHX)

6:20 pm: FARMVILLE, (PITT, NC), 5 HOMES WITH STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. VEHICLE TIPPED ONTO ITS SIDE. INTERSECTION OF HWY264 AND HWY258 (MHX)

6:42 pm: HAMILTON, (MARTIN, NC), MULTIPLE TORNADOS ON THE GROUND (MHX)

7:00 pm: ASKEWVILLE, (BERTIE, NC ), *** 10 FATAL, 50 INJ *** NUMEROUS TREES DOWN. NUMEROUS HOMES DAMAGED. NWS STORM SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED SUNDAY MORNING. CORRECTED NUMBER OF FATALITIES (AKQ)

7:05 pm: 1 SW CLAM, (GLOUCESTER, VA), 3 HOUSES DAMAGED ON HUMMINGBIRD LN. UNCONFIRMED FATALITIES. STORM SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED SUNDAY MORNING. (AKQ)

7:05 pm: 1 N WHITE MARSH, (GLOUCESTER, VA), EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO PAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL. (AKQ)

7:11 pm: 2 ESE COMBS FORK, (JONES, NC), HOME DESTROYED. RELAYED FROM 911 CENTER (MHX)

7:13 pm: HARGETTS CROSSROADS, (JONES, NC), TORNADO ON THE GROUND NEAR HWY 258 (MHX)

7:25 pm: POWELLSVILLE, (BERTIE, NC), TORNADO SIGHTED BY FIRE DEPT NEAR ASKEWVILLE RD. POSSIBLE FATALITIES. (AKQ)

7:30 pm: SMITHFIELD, (ISLE OF WIGHT, VA), HOUSE DAMAGED … TREES KNOCKED DOWN PARTIALLY DEFOLIATED. (AKQ)

7:48 pm: 3 NNW VANCEBORO, (CRAVEN, NC), TORNADO SPOTTED ON GROUND. RELAYED FROM 911 CENTER. (MHX)

8:03 pm: 5 WNW MANCHESTER, (CARROLL, MD), TREE AND STRUCTURAL DAMAGE ON ARBOR DRIVE IN WESTMINSTER (LWX)

8:17 pm: JACKSONVILLE, (ONSLOW, NC), PUBLIC REPORTS OF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE PINEY GREEN AREA (MHX)

8:18 pm: CAMP LEJEUNE, (ONSLOW, NC), PUBLIC REPORTS TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN CAMP LEJEUNE. (MHX)

8:47 pm: RIVERDALE, (CRAVEN, NC), SPOTTER REPORTED ROOF OFF HOME IN FALCON LANDING IN RIVERDALE. (MHX)

8:50 pm: 10 E COLUMBIA, (TYRRELL , NC), ROOF DAMAGED … 24 INCH DIAMETER TREES SNAPPED … POWER POLES SNAPPED MILLS ROAD (MHX)

9:05 pm: NEWFOUNDLAND, (TYRRELL, NC), SEVERAL ROOFS AND OUT BUILDINGS DAMAGED IN THE NE PART OF THE COUNTY SOUTH OF THE ALBEMARLE SOUND AND WEST OF THE ALLIGATOR RIVER (MHX)

9:35 pm: DUCK, (DARE, NC), 2 ROOFS BLOWN OFF HOUSES. RELAYED FROM LWX. (MHX)

9:36 pm: DUCK, (DARE, NC), TREES AND POWERLINES DOWN IN DUCK AND SOUTHERN SHORES. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR. (MHX)

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