13aprAll DayRoper (Washington County, NC)


Start Time: 10:05 am EDT 

End Time:  Unknown

Rating:  EF0

Estimated Peak Winds: 80 mph

Path length: 0.40 miles

Width: 25 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  Washington

State:  North Carolina

Start Lat/Lon: 35.8865 / -76.5536

End Lat/Lon: 35.8910 / -76.5506

A brief tornado touched down near the town of Roper, NC, very near exit 548 just south of Highway 64. The tornado destroyed a hog farm building of Summerset Farms, just off of Northline Rd. The metal truss of the building was completely removed, and thrown into the adjacent farm field with the debris path extending 0.40 miles northeastward to the edge of  Highway 64. Most of the debris consisted of metal sheet roofing. The damage was consistent with EF0 tornado damage.


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