Friday, May 09, 2008

Severe Weather Brings Damage to NC, More Storms Possible Sunday

Fortunately, we have a quiet day after some very dangerous storms came through North Carolina.
I want to thank our viewers for submitting photos after the storms passed Thursday night and Friday morning. You can submit storm reports and photos as well if severe weather comes to where you are . Our address is remember to include the city and county that you're reporting from.

Here are some of our submitted photos:

These are from News 14 Carolina Triad Reporter Bob Costner in Clemmons where a reported tornado damaged several homes.

These are just a couple of the photos sent in from Ken Karns of Kernersville. More of his photos (as well as all the photos submitted at the time of this blog) are included in our Weather on the Ones Video Blog. Our video blog is also included at the end of this post.

Johnathan lowe, one of our Triad producers at News 14 Carolina sent these photos along of severe structural damage in Advance, NC.

Our video blog discusses damage reports from last night and early this morning.
In the Triad region, there have been reports of 1 fatality and numerous injuries from a tornado in Guilford county. Guilford county was also the location of structural damage, vehicles blown off the road or overturned, and reports of small planes blown off the runway at Piedmont Triad International Airport.
In all, there were 5 reports Thursday and early Friday of tornadoes, reports of hail ranging from penny to golf-ball sized, wind damage and flash flooding.
Some additional reports are coming in from reported tornadoes in eastern NC. The Storm Prediction Center has 2 reports of tornadoes in Bertie and Hertford counties in NE North Carolina. Damage from these storms include barns damaged and trees down. The National Weather Service has the duty of following up on storm damage to verify if there were tornadoes and then how many. They will be quite busy as we enter the weekend.
There is also a chance for severe storms on Sunday. This will be a big weekend throughout the area as graduations take place throughout the weekend and Mother's day on Sunday will have many people out and about. We will continue to monitor that possibility and keep you posted.
Here's your Weather on the Ones Video Blog:
Have a safe weekend.
Pati Darak

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