12 Confirmed Tornados over Eastern
North Carolina on April 16th, 2011
Multiple long track tornados developed over eastern North Carolina during the late afternoon and evening of Saturday April 16th. Twelve tornados have been confirmed over the area, several of which caused major damage. Hundreds of homes were damaged or completely destroyed across the region. Many business and several schools received structural damage with some buildings totally destroyed. Thousands of residents were either temporarily or permanently displaced from their homes. Scores of injuries also occurred with several injuries being categorized as critical.
Tornado Damage and Tracks
|EF Scale||Wind Speeds|
|EF-0||65 to 85 mph|
|EF-1||86 to 110 mph|
|EF-2||111 to 135 mph|
|EF-3||136 to 165 mph|
|EF-4||166 to 200 mph|
|EF-5||> 200 mph|
The below map is a representation of the tornado tracks from the April 16th event. More information will be added to this map as it becomes finalized.
Clicking on the different tornado tracks will bring up the Public Notification Statement (PNS) for each tornado. Clicking on the blue markers will display various damage pictures from the storms.
Below is the list of the 12 tornados that have been confirmed in the Newport/Morehead City County Warning Area during the April 16th event. These tornados were associated with 3 large supercell thunderstorms that moved rapidly Northeast across the area.
|Location||Intensity||Max Winds||Path Length||Path Width|
|Snow Hill||EF-3||150-160 mph||18 miles||400 yds|
|Jacksonville||EF-3||145 mph||3.7 miles||450 yds|
|Hargetts Crossroads||EF-2||125 mph||2 miles||200 yds|
|Riverdale||EF-2||125 mph||0.6 miles||200 yds|
|Farmville||EF-1||90 mph||2.6 miles||75 yds|
|Alligator||EF-1||105 mph||7.2 miles||550 yds|
|Duck||EF-1||90 mph||0.7 miles||250 yds|
|Faison||EF-0||70 mph||0.2 miles||75 yds|
|Robersonville||EF-0||80 mph||0.2 miles||75 yds|
|Kenansville||EF-0||75 mph||0.1 miles||150 yds|
|Vanceboro||EF-0||70 mph||0.1 miles||30 yds|
|Bath||EF-0||70 mph||0.4 miles||30 yds|