TWO TORNADOES CONFIRMED IN ALLEGHANY COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA MAY 8TH...

  • LOCATION...2.5 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF ENNICE
  • ESTIMATED TIME...11:44 TO 11:52 PM
  • EF-SCALE RATING...EF2
  • ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...110-120 MPH
  • PATH WIDTH...200 YARDS
  • PATH LENGTH...5 MILES

  • LOCATION...1 MILE SOUTHWEST OF ENNICE
  • ESTIMATED TIME...11:46 TO 11:48 PM
  • EF-SCALE RATING...EF1
  • ESTIMATED WIND SPEED...85-95 MPH
  • PATH WIDTH...25-30 YARDS
  • PATH LENGTH...0.25 MILES

...SUMMARY...
A LOW END EF2 TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ON OSEE ROAD AND WAS
INTERMITTENTLY ON THE GROUND APPROXIMATELY 5 MILES MOVING EAST
SOUTHEAST...FINALLY LIFTING BETWEEN OLD BARRETT ROAD AND GLADE
VALLEY ROAD.

A SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME WAS DESTROYED ON OSEE ROAD...CAUSING 4
INJURIES. ALONG THE TRACK...CEMENT SILOS WERE COLLAPSED...5 OTHER
HOMES WERE DAMAGED...AND SEVERAL OTHER STRUCTURES WERE HEAVILY
DAMAGED.

THERE WAS ALSO A BRIEF TOUCHDOWN OF AN EF1 TORNADO NEAR JARVIS ROAD.
THIS TORNADO TRACKED JUST A QUARTER MILE AND THEN LIFTED NEAR EARLY
ROAD.

Map of damage path and photos of tornado damage

 


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Swath of trees knocked down
Swath of Trees Blown Down by Tornado

Trees Snapped by the Tornado
Trees Snapped

Mobile Home Demolished
Tornado Rips Apart Mobile Home