The tornado maintained EF1 strength as it crossed US 123 and continued to the northeast, where EF1 damage was inflicted to numerous trees just north of Keowee. The first option will be automatically selected. By Ron Brackett August 04, 2020. Later, more severe storms formed over the Appalachian Mountains and moved into the Northeast megalopolis, where a Slight risk had been issued. One has been rated an EF4. Continuing into the southwestern corner of Jefferson Davis County, the weakening tornado produced EF0 to EF1 tree and tree limb damage before dissipating at Joe Dyess Road, several miles to the southwest of Bassfield, Mississippi. It was rated as a low-end EF4, with winds estimated at around 170 mph (270 km/h). Damages in Seneca alone were reported as being in excess of $200 million. Use our tornado tracker map to see if a tornado might be headed your way. 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By Ron Brackett August 04, 2020. [55] Throughout the Chattanooga metropolitan area, 2,718 properties sustained damage, of which 254 were destroyed and 259 had major damage. Mainly EF2 damage continued within the vicinity of MS 42 just southeast of Bassfield as multiple homes sustained partial to total roof loss, and a mobile home was rolled. The bride in the picture is Heather Lail. Downed trees and powerlines caused additional road closures. [117] Collectively, 333 homes were damaged or destroyed in the counties. EF1 damage continued as the tornado crossed into Clarke County and struck the town of Pachuta. After crossing MS 15 and entering Jasper County, the tornado intensified back to low-end EF4 intensity as it struck the community of Moss, where nearly every structure in town was damaged and numerous homes were destroyed. A block-foundation house in this area was also swept away at high-end EF3 strength, and a vehicle parked at this residence was blown into the basement. A tornado reportedly touched down Monday afternoon in the Loris area of Horry County, South Carolina, leaving considerable damage to a number of cars. It moved northeast and quickly strengthened, impacting an industrial area on the south side of town at high-end EF1 strength. Damage rapidly became more severe and widespread as the tornado continued to the northeast and moved into more populated areas in the southwestern part of Seneca. In a tornado warning? At least 1,200 homes and 75 businesses were damaged or destroyed and losses exceeded $10 million. See the latest South Carolina Doppler radar weather map including areas of rain, snow and ice. Angie Ginn said she found her husband's brother Jim Breland, Jim's wife, Donna, and their daughter Kayla Breland dead in a field after the tornado. High winds were responsible for outages in many areas not affected by tornadoes. These storms produced large swaths of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes throughout this area for the rest of day until the outbreak came to an end. Showing 0 hail reports, 41 wind reports and 1 tornado report for 01/11/2020 in South Carolina. It than moved away from the tributary and tracked through rural areas to the south of Varnville, producing only minor damage to trees and residences as it crossed Miles Road and SC 68. [14][15] This storm complex progressed across northern Louisiana through the late morning and early afternoon hours, and embedded circulations within the line began producing strong tornadoes, contributing to multiple tornado debris signatures visible on radar. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touchdown around 12:18 p.m. in south Charlotte during Thursday's severe storms. [112] At emergency shelters, masks and gloves were provided to residents. Damage was severe to the point the path of the tornado could be seen from satellite imagery. "Robert left this world a hero, as he shielded Mrs. Paula during the tornado," the sheriff's office said on Facebook. So much so, that a new Tornado Alley has been earmarked for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina. Multiple homes in this area had roofs torn off and a few of them also sustained some collapse of exterior walls. (WATCH: Family Survives Tornado in Safe Room). The tornado outbreak of February 5–7, 2020 was a multi-day severe weather event across the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. The rising waters prompted an evacuation order for the Temple Hill community. It is pretty bad down there. The map sometimes breaks in odd ways. A total of eight fatalities and at least 95 injuries occurred along the path. The tornado then turned deadly as it crossed over SC 3 and US 601 to the northwest of the small community of Nixville, killing two people in an obliterated mobile home. Earlier Monday, at least seven people were killed and almost two dozen were hurt when storms tore through Murray County on the Georgia-Tennessee border. The tornado weakened back to EF2 intensity as it approached and crossed US 84, snapping and uprooting numerous trees and destroying numerous chicken houses. [74] Significant flooding was likewise reported across Madison, Morgan, and Jackson counties. Here, a well-built two story home was leveled with only a pile of debris remaining, and some of its debris scattered into the yard. Boaz Police Chief Josh Gaskin said more than 50 homes and buildings were affected. [86] In northeastern Tennessee, flooding damaged two bridges in the Johnson City area. The National Weather Service in Columbia, S.C., said the EF-2 tornado struck North Central High School in Kershaw County around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday as a system blamed for 11 deaths nationwide hit the region. The Shreveport Times said the NWS reported tornadoes in four parishes earlier Sunday: Lincoln, Bienville, DeSoto and Webster parishes. [26], An EF0 tornado touched down along Mitchell Bridge Road, just northwest of Chatsworth near the Indian Trace Golf Course and headed north-northeast, snapping or uprooting some trees and causing minor roof and siding damage to several homes. [106] State of emergencies were declared in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama,[107] Georgia,[108] and South Carolina. Traveled 121 miles to Tuscaloosa County Alabama. [87], Widespread damaging winds rolled across North Carolina, leaving behind extensive damage. The tornado weakened further as it continued to the north-northeast at EF0 strength, downing a few trees and causing minor damage to an outbuilding. [40], This tornado was on the ground for 21.21 mi (34.13 km) and reached a peak width of 1,320 yd (1,210 m), killing four people and injuring at least three others. [32] A second EF3 tornado from south-southeast of Westminster to west of Central in South Carolina killed one person and caused major damage in Seneca. Which City Is the Worst for Fall Allergies This Year? Coronavirus, then tornado damage: For some South Carolina residents, there's 'nowhere to go' Zoe Nicholson, Greenville News 4/15/2020 VIRUS TODAY: Hospitals desperate for … ... April 13, 2020, when a tornado hit the plant in the early morning hours. Prior to 2011, the largest tornado outbreak in the state occurred in a similar area. We had multiple reports of trees down on structures and vehicles causing significant property damage. How Winter Fashion Has Changed in 100 Years (PHOTOS), Eerie Vintage Photos of People Battling the Flu, Democratic Republic of the Congo | Français, State of Vatican City (Holy See) | Italiano, two people died when their home in Neeses, tree crashed onto his home in Cartersville. Planes were flipped and hangars damaged at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro. ", (WATCH: Tornadoes Wreaking Havoc at Airports in 2020). Most People Don’t Know About South Carolina’s Deadly Tornado Alley. [76] Nashville recorded a daily rainfall record of 2.23 in (57 mm). ... April 13, 2020 at 8:21 AM EDT ... two people have died and two others were seriously injured when a EF3 tornado … An EF3 tornado was confirmed south of Thomaston to northwest of Redbone in Georgia. Numerous trees were snapped throughout town, and several mobile homes were destroyed. EF2 damage continued to the northeast, with many large trees being snapped and uprooted. TREES AND LARGE LIMBS WERE BLOWN (ILM) ... FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. A long-tracked EF3 tornado was identified with the second supercell that tracked behind the first one, producing significant damage near Oak Vale and Carson. At least three of the deaths were in Nixville, South Carolina, the National Weather Service reported. There, about 50 roadways were temporarily closed. Use escape to clear. Across the Ouachita River in West Monroe, Mayor Staci Albritton Mitchell told the New Star that houses in her city “have been leveled.” She also said police safely rescued some people from their homes after they were trapped by falling trees. In particular, many locations along the U.S. and Mexican Gulf coasts saw record warmest temperatures for the month. The NWS declared a tornado emergency for Monroe in Ouachita Parish at 11:44 a.m. CDT. After crossing the Pearl River, the tornado passed near Oak Vale where some homes sustained roof and exterior wall loss, numerous trees were snapped, a metal building was destroyed, and damage was rated EF2 to EF3. At least nine people were killed in South Carolina as strong storms and several tornadoes battered the state overnight and into Monday morning. Blevins said trees and power lines were down throughout the county and a handful of homes had been damaged. Damage along this portion of the path consisted of mobile homes, metal buildings, outbuildings, and poultry barns destroyed, along with frame homes sustaining roof and exterior wall loss. Oconee County Emergency Services Emergency Management Director Scott Krein said several other people were injured, according to WSPA. South Carolina has averaged 11 tornadoes each year since 1950, resulting in 47 fatalities and 1,057 injuries. An overturned mobile home is seen after a tornado hit, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Chatsworth, Georgia. [114][115] On April 18, President Donald Trump approved federal disaster declarations for Covington, Jefferson Davis, and Jones counties in Mississippi. Closer to the coast, EF1 tornadoes were confirmed in Pender and Columbus counties, and an EF0 tornado was confirmed after a waterspout came onshore on Oak Island. [124] Throughout Orangeburg County, 54 single-family homes, 27 mobile homes, and 10 businesses suffered damage from tornadoes; total losses reached $2.98 million. Illustration about Detailed and accurate illustration of map of South Carolina and tornado symbol. [46][47], This strong, long-tracked wedge tornado was spawned by a supercell thunderstorm that tracked closely behind, and just north of the supercell that produced the previous two EF4 tornadoes. [37], This large and violent wedge tornado touched down just southwest of the rural Walthall County, Mississippi community of Hope, near Jefferson Road and to the east of the intersection with Jack Foil Road. The tornado then weakened back to EF2 intensity as it crossed Felix Road and Holmes Road, as several power poles were snapped and a large swath of trees was flattened. Relief efforts were complicated by social distancing requirements amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "The images and reports of major tornado damage in the Monroe area are heartbreaking, and my prayers are with the people there. Most People Don’t Know About South Carolina’s Deadly Tornado Alley. The tornado then abruptly narrowed and weakened back to EF1 strength as it passed just northwest of Collegedale and moved directly into Ooltewah. Jobs; About 45 miles west of Monroe, dozens of trees sheared off in the story blocked eastbound Interstate 20, according to KSLA. Multiple killer tornadoes also sliced across South Carolina at night, after one struck parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee. [96][97] Winds exceeding gale threshold backed up waters on the Fox and East rivers, causing minor flooding in Green Bay. This is the largest number of warnings since 285 on 2-3 March 2012. One of those that lived in the home is in critical condition", "This photo was found by Michelle Gewalt at Randolph, AL. A house along Matthews Road had much of its roof torn off, and a nearby vehicle was rolled down a hill and badly mangled. The NWS later confirmed the damage was caused by an EF3 tornado with maximum winds of 140 mph. Crossing into Jefferson Davis County, EF2 damage occurred in areas to the northeast of Oak Vale, where numerous trees and power poles were snapped, outbuildings were destroyed, homes sustained severe roof damage, and a mobile home was destroyed. 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