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Large damaging intense Tornado moving into the Raleigh NC Metro
NWS.local media/SPC

Posted on 04/16/2011 12:42:36 PM PDT by janetjanet998

on the ground now

very jaw dropping on the radar


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: raleigh; tornado
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To: janetjanet998

Stay safe.


51 posted on 04/16/2011 1:23:26 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: RedMDer

Three confirmed tornadoes on the ground in NC right now...


52 posted on 04/16/2011 1:25:23 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: RedMDer
As it approached Raleigh.
53 posted on 04/16/2011 1:26:38 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: janetjanet998

Looks like my kids house on Durham was right in the path of the cell.


54 posted on 04/16/2011 1:28:40 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bert

That’s scary.


55 posted on 04/16/2011 1:31:02 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: bert

Prayers for everyone in it’s path! May God keep you from harm.


56 posted on 04/16/2011 1:31:59 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: bert

Prayers, Bert, let us know when you hear from them.


57 posted on 04/16/2011 1:32:36 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: bert

Praying for your kids.


58 posted on 04/16/2011 1:32:54 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: Moose4

Glad your OK.I headed home now and will remember everyone in my prayers.


59 posted on 04/16/2011 1:33:15 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: bert

OMG...prayers for them, Bert!


60 posted on 04/16/2011 1:33:55 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: bert

Is there a Durham Street or are you talking about Durham itself?

The cell went well east of Durham.


61 posted on 04/16/2011 1:34:09 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: All

Ham radio Skywarn report—US 401 and Maywood, “massive destruction,” buildings destroyed, powerlines down.


62 posted on 04/16/2011 1:34:23 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: John W

That’s amazing.


63 posted on 04/16/2011 1:36:41 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: janetjanet998

Oh, sounds real bad, prayers for everybody in this area.

It’s unbelievable that there are a half-dozen deleted posts on this thread. What is the matter with some people..?


64 posted on 04/16/2011 1:37:18 PM PDT by prairiebreeze ("We need to be in it to win it, and if there's doubt we need to get out". -- Palin on Libya.)
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To: janetjanet998

Wow, that’s bad...that means it went right through central Raleigh, maybe downtown proper.


65 posted on 04/16/2011 1:38:00 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: bert

Bert, if they’re in Durham, they weren’t in the path of the tornado. I’m in southwest Durham (near South Square if you know the area) and the tornado passed 15-20 miles south of here. It touched down near Sanford where it caused significant damage, came through Holly Springs, then apparently just south of downtown Raleigh and exited out toward Rolesville/Wake Forest.

There is a second tornado that may be even stronger down around the Benson/Dunn/Smithfield area.

}:-)4


67 posted on 04/16/2011 1:45:34 PM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: Strategerist

Earp’s Seafood Market .. roof .. gone .. brick walls look to be somewhat intact

Have we had any of this weather ‘class’d’ F-wise, F2, F3??

The last couple days, it has been one nasty long band of violent weather moving across the south and now headed into the east


68 posted on 04/16/2011 1:45:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Coming up the East Coast, Folks,, be alert!

U.S. Severe Alerts Map
http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp


69 posted on 04/16/2011 1:49:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

It destroyed a Lowe’s in Sanford.


70 posted on 04/16/2011 1:51:47 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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Moving North into Virginia and beyond for next few hours at least..

Norfolk Radar

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?ID=AKQ

Tornado Watches in a number of counties


71 posted on 04/16/2011 1:51:55 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Tuxedo

Wow.. crunch.


72 posted on 04/16/2011 1:52:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh No, that’s me


73 posted on 04/16/2011 1:53:20 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Tuxedo
The Lowe's
74 posted on 04/16/2011 1:53:40 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: blueyon

Take shelter, be safe!


75 posted on 04/16/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh man. That place has been there forever


76 posted on 04/16/2011 1:56:21 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: blueyon

wral announcer saying storm cells may be decreasing in intensities a bit so hopefully by time they get there, it’s not a barn tosser.

Hang in there!


77 posted on 04/16/2011 1:57:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: John W

Is that in Sanford or is it the one on 401 and 70 between Raleigh and Garner?


78 posted on 04/16/2011 1:59:53 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: The Pack Knight

all our Lowe’s here are new,, built to seismic standards .. but still subject to tornados regardless.

report of hail so far up to 2 3/4 inch reported at one location..

tornado on ground in Smithfield near hospital grounds.. moving along I95 corridor


79 posted on 04/16/2011 2:00:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: John W

Wow! One nasty looking storm.


80 posted on 04/16/2011 2:01:05 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: Moose4

Finally heard from my friend down there, the cell network was overloaded, couldn’t get through until now. She had a funnel go right overhead but nothing on the ground in close proximity. Superficial damage, everything’s OK. That’s a relief.


81 posted on 04/16/2011 2:01:07 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: The Pack Knight

The cation on Twitter via Jim Cantore said Sanford.


82 posted on 04/16/2011 2:02:37 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: blueyon

Stay safe blueyon! We’re getting lots of lightening, thunder and wind here in Powhatan.


83 posted on 04/16/2011 2:03:17 PM PDT by VirginiaMom
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To: RedMDer

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
453 PM EDT SAT APR 16 2011

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHEASTERN JOHNSTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
WILSON COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA
SOUTHWESTERN NASH COUNTY IN CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 449 PM EDT...EMERGENCY OFFICIALS REPORTED A DESTRUCTIVE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO WITH VISIBLE DEBRIS OVER SELMA...OR OVER SMITHFIELD...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH. DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH ARE ALSO LIKELY WITHTHIS STORM.

* THIS IS A TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR...
MICRO...
KENLY...
LUCAMA...


84 posted on 04/16/2011 2:03:54 PM PDT by Strategerist (There is only so much stupidity one man can prevent - Andrew Marshall)
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To: Strategerist

STRAIGHT LINE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH

Ouch.


85 posted on 04/16/2011 2:06:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Storm Tracks Norfolk Radar Loop
86 posted on 04/16/2011 2:08:27 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Tuxedo

Just saw that on TWC....looks real bad.


87 posted on 04/16/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: NormsRevenge

I was referring to the Earp’s Seafood Market in that post, which has been around a long time. I was also wondering whether the destroyed Lowes was in Raleigh or Sanford - I’ve heard both so far.


88 posted on 04/16/2011 2:11:36 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Have we had any of this weather ‘class’d’ F-wise, F2, F3??

If the reports of brick buildings destroyed are correct, then the tornado had to be F3 or worse.

The Raleigh tornado looked to be about 3/4 of a mile wide, a massive storm.

89 posted on 04/16/2011 2:12:43 PM PDT by TonyInOhio ( Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.)
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To: The Pack Knight

This link I’m watching keeps saying Sanford.

http://www.wral.com/news/video/9452204/#/vid9452204


90 posted on 04/16/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: janetjanet998

Wow...I was just in Cary yesterday. Prayers for all. Flying back home later last night was pretty rough. Figured something was in the works. Getting lots of rain, lightening and cold in Louisville, but no ‘naders’.


91 posted on 04/16/2011 2:14:36 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: The Pack Knight

Oops, Thanks. sorry for any confusion. I think the Lowe’s is in Sanford. They had a video shot earlier of Earp’s on Saunders St. with the roofs gone..

I would suspect more Lowe’s may have been hit.. this is like a pack of tornados and high winds wreaking havoc.. and it’s not done yet.. has been tracking the I95 path ..


92 posted on 04/16/2011 2:14:51 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: FrogMom

That’s what I’m mostly hearing, too. The weather channel said it was in Raleigh once, so I was wondering if it was the one off S. Saunder Street, since that’s where most of the damage has been reported.


93 posted on 04/16/2011 2:20:24 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: Moose4

Welcome to Oklahoma ...


94 posted on 04/16/2011 2:20:24 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you believe, you will see the glory of God.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Have you seen the video of Earp’s online or was it just on TV?

I lived in Raleigh about half my life until a few months ago, when I moved out here to Houston. My folks still live southeast of Raleigh in Willow Spring. Seems like they’re alright, though, luckily.


95 posted on 04/16/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT by The Pack Knight (Laugh, and the world laughs with you. Weep, and the world laughs at you.)
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To: NormsRevenge
chopper up now, soon to have live pics from WRAL streaming...
96 posted on 04/16/2011 2:23:41 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what?)
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To: Tax-chick

Heh, seriously, TC, this kind of stuff doesn’t happen around here. Weather Channel said the last significant tornado in Wake County was 13 years ago.

A fair bit of damage all over Raleigh, Holly Springs, back to Sanford...houses reported destroyed in Dunn (over in the Smithfield area off I-95) and at least two more tornadoes on the ground, one aiming for Rocky Mount and one aiming for Wilson, Goldsboro and Greenville. This isn’t over yet and they don’t seem to be weakening.

}:-)4


97 posted on 04/16/2011 2:33:45 PM PDT by Moose4 ("By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!")
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To: The Pack Knight

Have you seen the video of Earp’s online or was it just on TV?

I saw it on their website, they were streaming Live and had a camera that showed that neighborhood.. roof’s gone,, the brick walls look somewhat intact,, this has definitely been a flurry of tornados thru the area, I remember a windy storm or two while I was there in my yout’ and stationed at New River MCAS. Never made it to Raleigh.

Good to hear all are well.


98 posted on 04/16/2011 2:43:23 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: glock rocks

Thanks! looks like a big wreck at Dega too.. lucky they missed any significant damage last night.. these storms have been beating up the belly of the nation for a couple days.


99 posted on 04/16/2011 2:46:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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wilson is a big town 50,000 people

04/16/2011 WILSON NC EMERGENCY MNGR

NUMEROUS CARS OVERTURNED AND BUILDINGS DESTROYED IN
DOWNTOWN WILSON


100 posted on 04/16/2011 2:49:31 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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