Preliminary Local Storm Reports as Shared in the National Weather Service Chatroom late yesterday afternoon.
There was a tornado outbreak in the Carolinas and Virginia yesterday that killed an unknown number of people and injured scores. The Raleigh News & Observer puts the preliminary death toll at at least 10.
Most areas hit by the storms do not have online newspapers that have reported on the damage to their area, but here are a few that have reported:
The Sanford Herald has perhaps the best reporting on the storms that hit their area, and an excellent Twitter Account. There stories are here, here, and especially here. I have listed, in chronological order, the Sanford Herald tweets regarding the storms in their area at the end of this article. You should check it out.
The FayObserver reports 1 death and 85 injuries by the storms in the Fayetteville area.
The Goldsboro News-Argus makes no report of the storms in Wayne County, but note that the annual Wings Over Wayne Air Show cancelled flights due to high winds.
The Relector reports that Greenville, NC was spared by the storms and that Farmville was hit hard. No fatalities were reported and no number of the injured was reported either.
This was the worst outbreak of tornadoes in North Carolina since the 1984 Carolinas Outbreak, which was responsible for 57 deaths, 1248 injuries, and confirmed tornado damage in 2 counties in Georgia, 8 counties in South Carolina, and 17 counties in North Carolina, according to data from the National Weather Service and the National Climatic Data Center records and statistical data.
Satellite Loop of the Three Day Outbreak
Videos of Sanford Tornado
Tornado in Sanford near Lowe's
Video of damaged Lowe's in Sanford, NC
Videos of Raleigh Tornado
WRAL TV Coverage of Tornado moving through Raleigh, NC
Footage of people taking shelter in the Raleigh Museum of Science
Damage Survey in Raleigh
Brief survey of Damage in Raleigh, NC
This is footage that someone has swiped from Storm Chasing Videos.com
Videos of Wilson Tornado
Skywarn Spotter Video from an Amateur Radio Operator in Wilson County
A family sees the Wilson Tornado
Family Chases Tornado with A-Ha playing in the background. Surreal.
Videos of Tornadoes in Other Places in North Carolina
Wall Cloud North of Greenville, NC
Another Wall Cloud, this one near Simpson, NC
Fake or Stolen Videos
This video claims to be of a tornado in Raleigh, NC.
Here are the tweets from The Sanford Herald newspaper, presented in chronological order: