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Severe Thunderstorm Leaves Path Of Damage In Randolph County

Severe Thunderstorm Leaves Path Of Damage In Randolph County

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Randolph County Emergency Management reported that yesterday crews responded to 15 calls for trees in the roadway, 11 calls for trees down on power lines.(Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A fallen tree on a home on Old Stagecoach Rd left the homeowner displaced until the American Red Cross could arrive to help (Scott Pelkey/Acme News)An area of trees were flattened from a likely either a micro-burst or strong downburst. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A fire fighter with the Franklinville Fire Department was on the scene on Old Stagecoach Rd until after 6 PM blocking off an area with a live line down. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Two large tree trunks are all that was left after straight line winds tore off the tops of the tree and throwing them in the roadway. (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)A power pole sits ...

Two Tornadoes Confirmed In Triad by NWS

Weather
ASHEBORO NC - It seems Randolph County was spared the worst of yesterday's storms, but just barely. The National Weather Service in Raleigh confirmed that 2 tornadoes touched down in the Triad yesterday. The closest an EF-0 which struck High Point, just a few miles over the county line. Following yesterday's storms, the National Weather Service in Raleigh sent survey teams to look over the damage to determine if radar indicated rotation and reports of funnel clouds was actually a tornado that touched down. HIGH POINT The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in High Point for around 5 minutes with winds of 85 MPH for a distance of approximately 1 mile. Van Denton was on air at 5 PM as the tornado passed over the station forcing the anchors to evacuat...