04augAll DayCourtland (Southampton County, VA)


Start Time:  2:49 am EDT

End Time:  3:19 am EDT

Rating:  EF2

Estimated Peak Winds:  120-125 mph

Path length:  15.9 miles

Width:  200 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Southampton

State:  Virginia

Start Lat/Lon:  36.645 / -76.99

End Lat/Lon:  36.858 / -77.099

A damage survey conducted by the NWS Wakefield office found a path of storm damage consistent with an EF2 tornado, with peak winds estimated to be 120 to 125 mph. The damage began near the Southampton Power Station off General Thomas Hwy and ended 4 miles north of Sebrell near Farmers Bridge Road. The tornado first touched down in a wooded area and caused numerous trees to be snapped about 6 miles southeast of Courtland. The tornado then moved northeast and into Courtland, where it caused damage to numerous homes and businesses along Highway 58, including lifting the second story roof off a hotel building. Several vehicles were also overturned. The tornado then continued to travel on northeast where more trees were snapped or uprooted. The tornado finally lifted just north of Sebrell near Farmers Bridge Road.


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