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Event Details

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF2
-- Length 9.23 Miles
-- Width 800 Yards
State NORTH CAROLINA
County/Area HARNETT
WFO RAH
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2011-04-16 15:12:00.0 EST-5
Begin Location 5SSE ERWIN ARPT
Begin Lat/Lon 35.25/-78.67
End Date 2011-04-16 15:24:00.0 EST-5
End Location 5E DUNN
End Lat/Lon 35.33/-78.54
Deaths Direct/Indirect 1/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 24/0
Property Damage 16.00M
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A strong storm system that had a history of producing deadly tornadoes across Oklahoma and the deep south on the 14th and 15th weakened as it crossed the southern Appalachians during the early morning hours of the 16th. A squall line descended the Blue Ridge by the late morning hours, and rapidly intensified as it moved east into the central Piedmont of North Carolina, with four long live tornadic supercells evolving from the linear convective segment. These tornadic supercells went on to produce 9 tornadoes in the Raleigh CWA, including 2 EF3s, and 4 EF2s. The tornadoes left 6 dead with approximately 275 injuries.
Event Narrative The tornado exited Cumberland County and entered Harnett County just south of Dunn. EF1 damage was common in the Dunn area, with areas of EF2 damage with wind speeds up to 130 mph. Mobile homes were completely wiped off of their foundations and trees were debarked. A second fatality occurred here when a 42 year-old Hispanic male died from injuries suffered from the tornado. The victim���s body was found lying on a concrete slab, thrown from a mobile home that was destroyed. Several other residents in the mobile home park were injured, including one that was ejected from a trailer and impaled with an object, with another person trapped underneath debris. In total, 200 homes and businesses were damaged, with 40 home destroyed and another 40 homes having major damage.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Death 42 Male Mobile/Trailer Home


    



All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 8 304 328.610M 0.00K
ALTAMAHAW ALAMANCE CO. NC 04/16/2011 13:06 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 580.00K 0.00K
HYCO PERSON CO. NC 04/16/2011 13:40 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 2 400.00K 0.00K
CAMERON MOORE CO. NC 04/16/2011 13:53 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE HILL LEE CO. NC 04/16/2011 13:56 EST-5 Tornado EF3 2 36 57.000M 0.00K
BRICKHAVEN CHATHAM CO. NC 04/16/2011 14:20 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
BURT WAKE CO. NC 04/16/2011 14:27 EST-5 Tornado EF3 4 67 115.000M 0.00K
RAEFORD MUNI ARPT HOKE CO. NC 04/16/2011 14:33 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
FENIX CUMBERLAND CO. NC 04/16/2011 14:37 EST-5 Tornado EF3 1 85 100.000M 0.00K
ERWIN ARPT HARNETT CO. NC 04/16/2011 15:12 EST-5 Tornado EF2 1 24 16.000M 0.00K
BENSON JOHNSTON CO. NC 04/16/2011 15:25 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 67 25.000M 0.00K
CEDAR CREEK CUMBERLAND CO. NC 04/16/2011 15:27 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 4 250.00K 0.00K
HIGHSMITHS SAMPSON CO. NC 04/16/2011 15:35 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 9 10.000M 0.00K
PINE LEVEL JOHNSTON CO. NC 04/16/2011 15:50 EST-5 Tornado EF1 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LUCAMA WILSON CO. NC 04/16/2011 16:12 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 10 3.000M 0.00K
HALIFAX CO ARPT HALIFAX CO. NC 04/16/2011 16:20 EST-5 Tornado EF2 0 0 1.200M 0.00K
BESTS WAYNE CO. NC 04/16/2011 16:32 EST-5 Tornado EF0 0 0 5.00K 0.00K
Totals: 8 304 328.610M 0.00K