Tornado near Rennert, NC
September 6, 2011
During the evening of September 6th, 2011 an EF-0 tornado touched down in the Rennert community of northern Robeson County, NC, damaging three mobile homes and destroying a barn. Damage was also reported to a pump house, an above-ground swimming pool, and nearby trees. Fortunately there were no injuries or fatalities.
Scroll down to bottom for pictures from the storm survey
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 239 PM EDT WED SEP 7 2011 ...TORNADO CONFIRMED NEAR RENNERT IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA... LOCATION...RENNERT IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA DATE...SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 ESTIMATED TIME...7:41 TO 7:44 PM EDT MAXIMUM EF-SCALE RATING...EF-0 ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED...85 MPH MAXIMUM PATH WIDTH...60 YARDS PATH LENGTH...0.9 MILES BEGINNING LAT/LON...34.8092/-79.0624 ENDING LAT/LON...34.8219/-79.0634 * FATALITIES...0 * INJURIES...0 * THE INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE PENDING FINAL REVIEW OF THE EVENT(S) AND PUBLICATION IN NWS STORM DATA. ...SUMMARY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON NC HAS CONFIRMED A TORNADO NEAR RENNERT IN ROBESON COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2011. THE TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN JUST SOUTH OF WEST GREAT MARSH CHURCH ROAD CAUSING SOME TREES TO BECOME UPROOTED. THE TORNADO MOVED NORTH CROSSING THE ROAD UPROOTING A FEW TREES NEAR A FIELD. THE TORNADO PEAKED AT 85 MPH SOUTH OF VASQUEZ ROAD WHERE IT DESTROYED A POORLY CONSTRUCTED BARN AND SINGLE WIDE TRAILER THAT WAS USED FOR STORAGE. THE TORNADO ALSO CAUSED MINOR DAMAGE TO A DOUBLE WIDE HOME NEARBY WITH DAMAGE TO THE FOUNDATION AND ABOVE GROUND SWIMMING POOL...ROOF SHINGLES AND PUMP HOUSE. AS THE TORNADO NEARED VASQUEZ ROAD IT PEELED THE METAL ROOF (>20%) OFF ANOTHER DOUBLE WIDE HOME. IT DESTROYED THE BACK PORCH OF THIS HOME AND UPROOTED SEVERAL TREES. THE TORNADO CROSSED VASQUEZ ROAD AND MOVED NORTH INTO A WOODED AREA UPROOTING A FEW TREES. THE TORNADO THEN MOVED NORTH OF COVINGTON FARM ROAD AND DISSIPATED. THIS INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WEATHER.GOV/ILM. FOR REFERENCE...THE ENHANCED FUJITA SCALE CLASSIFIES TORNADOES INTO THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: EF0...WIND SPEEDS 65 TO 85 MPH. EF1...WIND SPEEDS 86 TO 110 MPH. EF2...WIND SPEEDS 111 TO 135 MPH. EF3...WIND SPEEDS 136 TO 165 MPH. EF4...WIND SPEEDS 166 TO 200 MPH. EF5...WIND SPEEDS GREATER THAN 200 MPH.Some photos from the Storm Survey performed during the morning of September 7th by National Weather Service meteorologists...
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