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04augAll DaySuffolk (Pasquotank/ Camden, NC/City of Suffolk, VA) #1

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Start Time:  2:54 am EDT

End Time:  3:30 am EDT

Rating:  EF1

Estimated Peak Winds:  100 mph

Path length:  26.9 miles

Width:  150 yards

Fatalities: 0

Injuries:  0

County:  City of Suffolk, Pasquotank, Camden

State:  North Carolina, Virginia

Start Lat/Lon:  36.468 / -76.457

End Lat/Lon:  36.830 / -76.633


A damage survey conducted by the NWS Wakefield office found a path of storm damage consistent with an EF1 tornado, with peak winds estimated to be 100 mph. The damage began near the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in far northern Pasquotank County NC and ended just south of Everets Road in northern City of Suffolk. The tornado caused significant damage to at least 8 buildings in downtown Suffolk. The tornado then moved north and crossed Lake Mead where it uprooted or snapped numerous trees before lifting as it approached the Isle of Wight County line.


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