13aprAll DayLong Creek (Pender County, NC) #2


Start Time: 9:13 am EDT 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds: 107 mph

Path length: 2.85 miles

Width: 50 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Pender

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 34.4215 / -77.9833

End Lat/Lon: 34.4577 / -77.9453

This summary has been updated based on analysis of Pender County Emergency Management drone footage. It replaces the previous report of a single Pender County tornado, which was issued at 5:26 PM EDT on 4/13/20. Additional analysis indicates that four distinct tornadoes impacted Pender County on the morning of April 13, 2020.

A tornado touched down along Clarks Landing Road near Misty Meadows Lane. It snapped a power pole and several trees, on both sides of the road, and caused minor roof damage to a few homes on the east side of Clarks Landing Road. The tornado moved northeast and crossed Highway 210 where it snapped numerous medium to large hardwood and softwood trees on the north side of the highway behind the Rocky Point General Store. It continued northeast, causing minor tree damage up to Little Kelly Road. It crossed Little Kelly Road approximately one-half mile south of the other tornado. Numerous large trees were snapped on both sides of the road, and there was minor structural damage to the roof of a home. The tornado moved northeast and dissipated in forest land as it approached Kellyville Road.


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