03augAll DayBald Head Island/South Port (Brunswick County, NC)


Start Time:  7:55 pm EDT

End Time:  8:05 pm EDT

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds:  115 mph

Path length:  8.57 miles

Width:  70 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Brunswick

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon:  33.8465 / -77.9592

End Lat/Lon:  33.9425 / -78.0509

The Bald Head Island to Southport NC tornado survey has been updated to include information from Bald Head Island. The survey team found significant damage to swaths of vegetation which started near the East Beach area of Bald Head Island where a strong waterspout moved onshore. The tornado also caused damage to homes including roof loss and blown in windows as it moved toward the northwest. The tornado moved across Bald Head Creek into the Dogwood Ridge Trail area where some of the most extensive damage was found. The tornado then crossed portions of Cape Creek and across the Cape Fear River coming onshore again near West Bay St. The tornado caused damage to homes and especially trees from W. West St. to W. 9th St., Robet Ruak Dr., Bonner Bussells Dr. SE, prior to lifting near Dutchman Creek Outlet Channel.


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