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One of those tornadoes, which touched down for approximately 15 minutes, reached EF-2 classification.
That tornado touched down in White Cross and ended in Hillsborough. It had a maximum wind speed of 115 miles per hour, and it traveled 12 miles.
NWS Raleigh continues to survey and evaluate reports from April 19.
Another of the studied tornadoes was an EF-1 that touched down northwest of Rocky Mount.
A survey team said wind from the tornado reached 100 miles per hour. The twister was approximately 350 yards wide, stayed on the ground for 11 minutes, and traveled 12.5 miles.
A survey team has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down just northwest of Rocky Mount, #NCwx during the Friday, April 19th Severe Weather Event. Length: 12.5 miles, Max Winds: 95 – 100mph, Max Width: 350 Yards, Duration: 11 Minutes. Full info: https://t.co/sOTFQ4quQQ pic.twitter.com/aKR7l6yrag
— NWS Raleigh (@NWSRaleigh) April 22, 2019
The good news is while the storms caused some significant damage, they did not kill anyone.
- EF-1 in Rocky Mount
- EF-1 in Weldon
- EF-1 in Whitakers
- EF-1 in Siler City
- EF-2 in Orange County
- EF-1 in Sampson/Johnston counties
- EF-1 in Moore County
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