Nine years ago today, lethal tornado swarm rocked NC

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— On April 16, 2011, 25 tornadoes touched down in 33 North Carolina counties. The twisters killed 24 people and destroyed or damaged more than 6,500 homes and 113 businesses.

The most lives lost were in rural Bertie County, where 12 people died.

Four of the dead were children in the Stony Brook North mobile home park in north Raleigh – siblings Daniel Quistian-Nino, 9, and Yaire Quistian-Nino, 6 months, and their cousins, Osvaldo Coronado-Nino, 8, and Kevin Uriel Coronado-Nino, 3.

Coverage by community, photos, video

Across North Carolina over the days and weeks that followed, WRAL told the stories of cleanup, recovery and mourning, and what we learned on that deadly day.