NWS final storm report: multiple tornadoes in southeastern NC

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Submitted: Wed, 10/03/2012 - 12:37am
Updated: Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:59am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The National Weather Service officially confirmed the touchdown of three tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina on Monday.

A severe thunderstorm produced two tornadoes across Columbus and Bladen counties. The first tornado was rated at EF 0 intensity (65 mph winds) and touched down near Hallsboro. A second tornado later touched down near Council in Bladen County producing EF 0 level winds of 60 mph. A third tornado touched down near the Boardman/Cerro Gordo area with winds of EF 0 strength.

Only minor damage was reported with no major injuries or fatalities.

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  • GuestUSMC says:

    Isn’t it cute how a governmental agency miles away must confirm what dozens of us actually saw?

  • taxpayer says:

    As you know, it’s not “official” until some government bureaucrat says it is. :)

  • Govt Worker says:

    Just think it’s funny that the 3 towns, located in a triangular pattern where 3 tornadoes touched down “almost” simulataneously on Monday, are named “Boardman,” “Council” and “Hallsboro.” Maybe North Carolina needs to get its political thinking cap straightened out.

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