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13aprAll DayBrunswick (Columbus County, NC)

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Start Time: 8:10 am EDT 

End Time:  8:12 am EDT 

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 110 mph

Path length: 0.5 miles

Width: 100 yards

Fatalities:  0

Injuries: 0

County:  Columbus

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon:  34.2306 / -78.6360

End Lat/Lon:  34.2383 / -78.6321


A tornado was spotted just off of Soles Road in Columbus County at 8:10am. After touching down at the corner of a field, the tornado proceeded north through a wooded area. Several agrictultural sheds next to the the wooded area along Soles Road were completely destroyed after being recently renovated. Metal debris from the buildings was scattered across Soles Road and down the length of Tanglewood Acres Drive. Some metal debris was wrapped around large diameter trees whose trunks were snapped or uprooted. Damage indicates that the tornado began to lift on the north side of Soles Road with the tops of trees completely broken off. Damage continued down the length of Tanglewood Drive with numerous trees and large branches down. Residents reported downed power lines and roof damage.


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