Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tornadoes explode across central North Carolina

Disaster News Network: At least 35 tornadoes exploded across central North Carolina Saturday damaging hundreds of buildings and injuring dozens of people. Weather forecasters had predicted an extremely rare high risk of severe weather for the state Saturday -- the first time since 1984 the threat level had been posted that high.

"It's really bad," Raleigh fire Lt. Adam Stanley told the Raleigh News and Observer Saturday evening. Employees and customers at the Sanford, NC Lowes home improvement store escaped serious injury according to WRAL-TV.

Employees said they saw a "wall of churning debris and winds" headed for the store and herded everyone to the back of the building. The store was demolished by the storm but only minor injuries were initially reported.

At the height of the storm, 90 counties in North Carolina and southern Virginia were under severe weather and flood warnings….

County map of North Carolina, by 25or6to4, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

1 comment:

prasad said...

No one can do anything against (stop) these storms unless we do not cut trees, use of petroleum products have to be decrease, use of power should be decrease and control of population. If these are maintained perfectly i can say strongly we can decrease (control) these storms, cyclones and other natures disasters.