They were trying to avoid housing large numbers of people in one place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Several homes in that city sustained major damage.  As a small area of low pressure progressed across northwestern Mississippi, it caused surface winds to turn out of the east-southeast, enhancing the potential for tornadoes. Blevins said trees and power lines were down throughout the county and a handful of homes had been damaged. Tornado alley in red. EF3 tree damage continued along Three Notch Road, while a mobile home and two frame homes were destroyed nearby. An EF-1 tornado with winds of 110 mph traveled nearly 17 miles across south Mecklenburg, through neighbors in Pineville, south Charlotte, and Matthews. The tornado then weakened further and caused EF0 strength tree damage as it crossed into Bradley County and over White Oak Mountain before dissipating south of McDonald around 11:33 p.m. (03:33 UTC). In South Carolina, we’re so focused on hurricanes and the devastating effects of rising waters during times of flood, that we may not realize that tornado activity is on the rise in the Palmetto State. The tornado quickly became strong as it moved northeastward through Hope, producing low-end EF2 damage. A powerful upper-level trough progressed eastward across the country, intersecting an abundant supply of moist air to produce severe weather. ... April 13, 2020, when a tornado hit the plant in the early morning hours. The Lawrence County victims were Sheriff's Deputy Robert Ainsworth and his wife, Paula. A widespread and deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12–13, 2020. There, about 50 roadways were temporarily closed. Anita McBurnett, director of the Marshall County Emergency Management Agency, told AL.com the damage to an undetermined number of buildings ranged from minor to destroyed. , Heavy rainfall across eastern Texas led to flash flooding and multiple road closures throughout many communities. In Jefferson County, Arkansas, on Sunday, a person also died when a tree fell on a home. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, recorded 5.2 in (130 mm) on April 12, a daily record and the second snowiest Easter Sunday on record. , Map of tornado warnings and confirmed tornadoes from the outbreak. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps. ... Tornado Report at 02:24 P CORRECTED DATE!!! South Carolina is a Republican stronghold. Damage along this portion of the path consisted of mobile homes, metal buildings, outbuildings, and poultry barns destroyed, along with frame homes sustaining roof and exterior wall loss. This house was secured to its foundation with anchor bolts, which were found bent, though nearby trees did not sustain damage consistent with a tornado stronger than low-end EF4 strength. A large storage garage was completely swept away in this area as well. Use up and down arrows to change selection. A video on Facebook showed extensive damage. The tornado had grown to a half–mile wide at this point, and various degrees of damage was inflicted to numerous other homes in Seneca. The NWS in Birmingham confirmed an EF2 tornado in Oneonta and an EF0 in Locust Fork.  More than 56,000 customers were left without power in New Jersey.  This feature continued into northwestern Georgia, maintaining its well-defined structure in spite of a marginally unstable environment.  Jones County established a base of operations in Bassfield to coordinate relief efforts.  The tornado then strengthened to EF1 intensity again as it impacted the Harris Hills neighborhood, snapping and uprooting numerous trees in residential areas.  The most significant tornado to occur on April 13 was a multiple-vortex EF4 that killed five people near the South Carolina towns of Estill and Nixville. Raffell Jenkins died in bed next to his fiancee when he was crushed by a tree that fell on their bedroom.  Winds exceeding gale threshold backed up waters on the Fox and East rivers, causing minor flooding in Green Bay. As it passed to the east of Sartinville, the tornado reached its peak intensity as it completely swept away a house near James Ratcliff Road, leaving only a bare foundation slab behind. Multiple killer tornadoes also sliced across South Carolina at night, after one struck parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This cap was expected to weaken across central Mississippi, while forecasters expressed more uncertainty about its longevity across southern Mississippi and Louisiana. , Remaining on the ground for 84.1 mi (135.3 km), this was the longest-tracked tornado of the outbreak.  The tornado maintained EF2 intensity, crossed the Ouachita River two times, and impacted Riverbend Drive. The city also posted photos of damage. The NWS office in Huntsville, Alabama, said preliminary information indicated there was an EF2 tornado in Boaz in Marshall County; an EF1 in Shiloh in DeKalb County; an EF1 in Johnsons Crossing in Cullman County; and an EF0 in Collinsville in DeKalb County. ", (WATCH: Tornadoes Wreaking Havoc at Airports in 2020). 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Power poles in this area were snapped, metal trusses were broken at a paper mill, and a wood chip conveyor belt was blown over. It's most obvious when part of the map is black (it's not loading the background). Traveled 121 miles to Tuscaloosa County Alabama. These storms produced large swaths of damaging winds and isolated tornadoes throughout this area for the rest of day until the outbreak came to an end. On Monday, outages were the most significant in North and South Carolina, where nearly half a million customers had no electricity Monday morning, but every state from Texas to the mid-Atlantic was affected. The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives. We are in contact with local officials in the area to provide support," the governor said on Twitter. (WATCH: Family Survives Tornado in Safe Room). A mobile home was destroyed in this area, a small frame home had its roof torn off and sustained partial exterior wall collapse, and numerous trees were snapped. Tarps and water were supplied to affected persons. EF1 damage continued into Jasper County, where a house and a chicken farm were damaged, and many trees were downed in and around the small community of Stringer. Severe weather has swept across the South, killing multiple people and damaging hundreds of homes from Louisiana into the Appalachian Mountains. A total of eight separate EF3 tornadoes were confirmed across Georgia and South Carolina during this portion of the outbreak. "Obviously, there's significant damage in East Brainerd and East Ridge, but the total destruction is in East Ridge.". Type at least three characters to start auto complete. Several of these trees landed on homes, and a metal building had its overhead door blown out. South Carolina ranks twenty-sixth in the United States in the number of tornado strikes, and eighteenth in the number of tornadoes per square mile. Many neighbors & friends suffered catastrophic damage," Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said on Twitter. Continuing north-northeast, additional manufactured homes were destroyed as the tornado paralleled SR 225 and crossed Ridgeview Lane and Fieldview Court. The city was working to secure about 200 hotel rooms to shelter families who were displaced. TREES AND LARGE LIMBS WERE BLOWN (ILM) ... FLORENCE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. My car was park(ed) under a shed that is now blown over in a yard nearby. The NWS has confirmed the tornado was an EF-1 and started in the Wellford area in Spartanburg and ended around Cedar Springs. The NWS office in Morristown said a storm survey found EF3 damage with winds estimated around 145 mph in the East Chattanooga tornado. EF2 to EF3 damage continued as the tornado moved through rural areas to the northeast of Seminary, moving into Jones County and crossing US 84. The paths are not intended to show the full extent of the damage area. "We're still in the rescue mode and that's pretty much going through the area which was affected, going door to door to make sure that we got everyone accounted for," Maxwell said. The NWS declared a tornado emergency for Monroe in Ouachita Parish at 11:44 a.m. CDT. Damage from falling trees was reported in many other South Carolina counties, too. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirmed at least 11 people had been killed there: four in Jefferson Davis County, two in Jones, two in Lawrence, and one each in Carroll, Panola and Walthall counties. Most of the damage in Soso was rated EF3, though a small area of low-end EF4 damage occurred along MS 28, where a well-built concrete block convenience store was completely leveled. A total of eight fatalities and at least 95 injuries occurred along the path. Continuing into the southwestern corner of Jefferson Davis County, the weakening tornado produced EF0 to EF1 tree and tree limb damage before dissipating at Joe Dyess Road, several miles to the southwest of Bassfield, Mississippi. April 20, 2020, 12:46 PM • 4 min read. 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(WATCH: Aerial Drone Tour of Mississippi Damage).  A medium-security prison in Hampton County, South Carolina, was directly impacted by an EF4 tornado, with resultant damage so severe that occupying inmates were relocated to Pennsylvania. A security guard on the property was killed when the concrete-block guard shack he was in was obliterated. Planes were flipped and hangars damaged at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro. At least two people died in Hamilton County, including a 29-year-old man who was killed by a tree, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. Hail Storm Map Loading.... No hail storms reported on 04/13/2020 in South Carolina ... SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL REPORTS AN OVERTURNED TRACTOR TRAILER AND NUMEROUS TREES SNAPPED OFF AND DOWN NEAR MILE MARKER 55 ON I-95. south carolina - severe storms, tornadoes, and straight-line winds - (dr-4542-sc) Incident Period: April 11, 2020 - April 12, 2020 Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 30, 2020 ... 2020 Updated: 1:13 PM EDT April 14, 2020 ... 9 people die in South Carolina tornadoes, governor confirms. Due to these limiting factors, a high-end EF4 rating was applied as a result. Half of the First Baptist Church was leveled, and a pickup truck was thrown hundreds of yards and completely destroyed. The tornado weakened further as it continued to the north-northeast at EF0 strength, downing a few trees and causing minor damage to an outbuilding. Isaias Spawns Deadly Tornado, Burns Homes in North Carolina, Knocks Out Power to Hundreds of Thousands. Cars in this area were thrown and mangled, and several homes sustained EF2 to EF3 damage, sustaining roof and exterior wall loss. Hail Storm Map Loading.... No hail storms reported on 01/11/2020 in South Carolina Tweet. A list of rainfall reports can be found here: tinyurl.com/qtjqa5b. Total damages were reported as reaching $225 million and two people were killed, while an additional 18 were injured.. Through the late morning hours of April 13, the line of intense thunderstorms continued eastward and intensified given marginal daytime heating, a steady stream of rich moisture, and intense low-level wind shear.  State patrol reported 140 crashes, 126 vehicle that spun out, and 6 semi-trucks that jackknifed on slippery roads.  Increased instability associated with anomalously warm and moist air from the Gulf of Mexico has been associated with an increased risk of severe weather and tornado activity. Here, a well-built two story home was leveled with only a pile of debris remaining, and some of its debris scattered into the yard. Assisting members were provided personal protective equipment to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Coronavirus, then tornado damage: For some South Carolina residents, there's 'nowhere to go' Zoe Nicholson, Greenville News 4/15/2020 VIRUS TODAY: Hospitals desperate for … The tornado than crossed Hartwell Lake northwest of Clemson and produced some EF0 tree damage before lifting due-west of Central at 3:36 a.m. EDT (07:31 UTC). Coronavirus, then tornado damage: For some South Carolina residents, there's 'nowhere to go' Zoe Nicholson, Greenville News 4/15/2020 VIRUS TODAY: Hospitals desperate for … With nine fatalities, the outbreak was also the second deadliest on record in the state since 1950, behind only the outbreak of March 28, 1984. Massive tree damage continued to occur, with large swaths of trees snapped, denuded, and partially debarked. While local enhancement of storm activity occurred within an extensive line of convection in central Alabama, dewpoints rose in the wake of the earlier storm complex across northern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee, further boosting instability values in the presence of extremely strong wind shear. ... 191 wind reports and 28 tornado reports for 04/13/2020 in South Carolina.  With a declaration already in effect for COVID-19, this is believed to be the first instance of concurrent federal disaster declarations in state history. One has been rated an EF4. , Throughout the evening hours, the severe weather and tornado risk shifted eastward into Alabama, as the initial cluster of severe storms with numerous embedded semi-discrete supercells and comma-head circulation moved across north-central Alabama, contributing to multiple strong tornadoes. The Salvation Army assisted in providing food to displaced residents and the Sartinville United Methodist Church coordinated relief with nonprofit agencies. Mainly EF1 damage was noted as dozens of homes were damaged along this segment of the path, and many large trees were snapped or uprooted, some of which landed on structures. There was one fatality and five injuries. Unfortunately, that resulted in 57 deaths and over 1,200 injuries. Tornado Information for South Carolina. Numerous well-built homes in this area had their roofs torn off and sustained collapse of their exterior walls, and numerous trees were snapped or denuded. Use our tornado tracker map to see if a tornado might be headed your way. Continuing northeast of Railroad Avenue, the tornado momentarily weakened to EF1 intensity as moved through additional residential areas, downing more trees and damaging the roofs of homes. With a total of 32 tornado-related fatalities, it was the deadliest tornado outbreak since April 27–30, 2014. People use a chainsaw to look through debris at a mobile home park after a tornado hit on Monday, April 13, 2020, in Chatsworth, Ga. , The massive tornado continued to grow in size, reaching its peak width of 2.25 mi (3.62 km) west of Seminary. The United States as a whole experienced its seventeenth warmest March, continuing the pattern that persisted throughout winter. Barns and outbuildings were destroyed along this segment of the path, and some power poles were snapped. It's mangled.". It moved northeast and quickly strengthened, impacting an industrial area on the south side of town at high-end EF1 strength.  The tornado was given a high-end EF4 rating with estimated winds of 190 mph (310 km/h). Jack F. Harvill, 77, of Walhalla, South Carolina, was killed about 3:30 a.m. in Seneca, about 35 miles west of Greenville, when a tornado struck the BorgWarner auto parts manufacturing plant where Harvill worked as a security guard, the Greenville News reported, citing a release from Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis. A large tree was blocking U.S. Highway 84 heading into Mansfield. Extreme EF4-level tree damage continued to the northeast, along Willie Fortenberry Road, Davis Road, and Kings Road as entire groves of large trees were mowed down and completely stripped clean of all bark, livestock was killed, and vehicles were thrown hundreds of yards and destroyed. (MORE: Fierce Wind Gusts Leave Damage in New York City, Northeast). The city sought to acquire 200 hotel rooms to house victims as a countermeasure to mass gatherings.  The first area of damage occurred along Bassfield Cemetery Road and Bass Road, where trees and tree limbs were downed at EF0 to EF1 intensity. Boaz Police Chief Josh Gaskin said more than 50 homes and buildings were affected. Damage was severe to the point the path of the tornado could be seen from satellite imagery. The tornado was on the ground for 15 minutes, traveled 16.71 miles (26.89 km), and reached a maximum width of 1,000 yards (910 m). Large swaths of trees were snapped for several miles, including some along Interstate 59 between the Heidelberg and Vossburg exits. Multiple homes in this area had roofs torn off and a few of them also sustained some collapse of exterior walls.  Throughout the Chattanooga metropolitan area, 2,718 properties sustained damage, of which 254 were destroyed and 259 had major damage. A total of 65 others were injured, including several individuals that were thrown 30–50 yards (27–46 m) from mobile homes as well as the homes that received EF3-EF4 damage. Ron Phillips, director of the airport, said all flights were canceled until further notice.  A microburst near Wallace in Marlboro County, South Carolina, produced winds of 100–110 mph (160–180 km/h) over an area 2–3 mi (3.2–4.8 km) wide and 4–5 mi (6.4–8.0 km) long. Two semi trucks reportedly blew over on Interstate 20 near U.S. Highway 165. (MORE: Tornado Blows Entire House onto Highway in Georgia).  Throughout Orangeburg County, 54 single-family homes, 27 mobile homes, and 10 businesses suffered damage from tornadoes; total losses reached $2.98 million. At least nine people were killed in South Carolina as strong storms and several tornadoes battered the state overnight and into Monday morning. The tornado then reached its peak intensity as a recently built cell tower was blown over and crumpled at high-end EF2 intensity. South Carolina has averaged 11 tornadoes each year since 1950, resulting in 47 fatalities and 1,057 injuries. Floodwaters inundated some businesses in Collinsville. Trees fell on homes in southeastern Alamance County near Sutphin and Saxapahaw, but there were no reports of serious injuries, WTVD reported. Accordingly, an intense line of severe thunderstorms developed along a dry line while vigorous convective development formed farther east. Mark Pierce, a spokesman for the Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, told weather.com that multiple trees and power lines were down in Kingston and surrounding areas, and a few mobile homes were hit. , For the 24-hour period ending 12:00 UTC April 13, the National Weather Service issued 141 tornado warnings, the most in one day since the tornado outbreak of March 2–3, 2012. Nixville is just across the South Carolina-Georgia border, about 70 miles southeast of Augusta. The Carolinas Outbreak of March 28, 1984 spanned South and North Carolina. By the pre-dawn hours of April 12, mid-level cooling associated with the feature overspread the Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and much of central Texas.  High waters flowed through homes around Hampton and Valley Forge in Carter County.  In White Hall, one downed tree fell onto a home and killed an occupant. Relief efforts were complicated by social distancing requirements amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Storm Survey Results for 06/10/2020 Click a shape to see information about an event. It only touched down on the ground for a short amount of time, but a tornado still managed to do “considerable damage” to a high school in South Carolina over the weekend.. Details here bit.ly/2xadSm4. Images on social media showed several damaged planes and buildings ripped apart at Monroe Regional Airport. Jobs; Gov. Thereafter, the tornado exited Fort Oglethorpe and continued to the northeast, weakening to EF0 intensity as it produced minor tree and roof damage intermittently. EF3 damage to a house in Monroe, Louisiana. There were more than 60 reports of tornadoes as the storms that began on Easter Sunday tore a deadly and destructive path from Texas and Arkansas, across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia and into the Carolinas and Tennessee. Click on the background map to view historical stats within a county. Counties in a high risk tornado area include Bamberg County, SC, Saluda County, SC and Richland County, SC.The largest tornado on record occurred on 04/08/1957, measuring a 4 on the Fujita-Pearson scale. , The tornado was on the ground for 18 minutes, traveled 18.37 miles (29.56 km), was 1,500 yards (1,400 m) wide, and was rated EF3. This story does not necessarily represent the position of our parent company, IBM.  Significant flooding was likewise reported across Madison, Morgan, and Jackson counties. , Farther north in Tennessee, a 33-year-old woman was swept away and drowned by rushing water at a bridge in Kimball. Mainly EF2 damage continued within the vicinity of MS 42 just southeast of Bassfield as multiple homes sustained partial to total roof loss, and a mobile home was rolled. Numerous trees were snapped and partially debarked, and two homes sustained collapse of their exterior walls in this area, while two others had much of their roofs ripped off. Despite the extensive damage, there were no casualties from the tornado. The tornado continued to the northeast, quickly reaching EF2 intensity as it crossed Given Road, where a large swath of trees was flattened. , Six minutes after the first EF4 tornado lifted far southwest of Bassfield, the same parent supercell thunderstorm produced another violent, long-tracked wedge tornado that touched down just south-southwest of the town. ... 2020, beginning at 9 … TX: ... West central Edgefield County in central South Carolina... Southeastern McCormick County in central South Carolina… 9 Ways to Tell the Difference. An EF-0 tornado with 85 mph winds caused damage south of Gold Hill in Rowan County, investigators determined.  The SPC had already outlined an Enhanced risk of severe weather along the U.S. East Coast from southeastern Georgia northward into northern Virginia and damaging winds and tornadoes were reported until the storms moved offshore. , This tornado was on the ground for 21.21 mi (34.13 km) and reached a peak width of 1,320 yd (1,210 m), killing four people and injuring at least three others. Florida is one and “Tornado Alley” in the south-central United States is the other.  By April 16, 600 people utilized housing and meals from the Red Cross. The tornado tore through the Ginn Hill family's mobile homes. A block-foundation house in this area was also swept away at high-end EF3 strength, and a vehicle parked at this residence was blown into the basement. Us $ 25–30 million greenhouses, poultry farms, sheds, barns, and a metal building had overhead. 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