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September 7, 2004 Tornado Outbreak

 

Columbus and Robeson County Tornado

Time of Tornado: 1:38 pm to 2:05 pm EDT

Storm Track

 
Storm Information

At 1:38 pm, a tornado began in Columbus County 2.8 miles ESE of Cerro Gordo. The tornado continued 10 miles across Columbus County and reached Boardman at 2:05 pm. The tornado then entered Robeson County 4.3 miles ESE of Orrum, and continued 2.9 miles before ending 2.6 miles NE of Orrum. The total path length was 12.9 miles and the total path width was 40 yards.

 

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Storm Damage

Spotty damage occurred along the path of the tornado. F1 Damage occurred on Joe Piver Road, one house was destroyed and another had roof damage. F1 damage occurred on Dolph Lewis Road, six large oak trees and one pecan tree were downed (some over 200 years old), and two chimneys were blown off the roof of a house. F1 damage occurred on Andrew Jackson Highway SW, one house was destroyed, and there was roof damage and a shed destroyed at a nearby church. F0 damage peeled up and was tossed, an unsecured shed shifted one foot off its foundation, and peach trees were knocked down. F1 damage occurred on Old 74 (West of Evergreen), a roof lifted/shifted and block walls cracked at a beauty salon. F1 damage occurred on Old Boardman Road (in Boardman), the front porch of a house was destroyed, with wood projectiles thrown 70 to 80 yards. F0 damage occurred on SR 72E, a large tree was uprooted and down across the roadway.

 

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