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September 6, 2011: Tornado near Rennert, NC

Graphic of the tornado path 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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