National Weather Service Talks April Storm Numbers

Slow-moving storms head east after blanketing US Midwest

Slow-moving storms head east after blanketing US Midwest

The National Weather Service has confirmed tornadoes touched down during a severe weather outbreak in the Carolinas. But, as the storm moved over them, they did record a 67mph wind gust.

The National Weather Service is investigating whether a tornado may have touched down in the Midlands Sunday.

Additional storm surveys were still set in Arkansas, meaning the tally could potentially increase if more tornado paths are discovered, according to the weather service.

According to a post-survey report issued by the weather service, two dogs in that neighborhood were "either displaced or lofted over 100 yards when their respective pens were destroyed".

Two EF-1 tornadoes were reported in Crossett in Ashley County and another pair of the same scale traversed El Dorado in Union County.

The tornado that struck Appomattox County in 2016 was an EF3 tornado, a category in which maximum wind speeds are 136 to 165 miles per hour. Three schools were damaged so severely that they won't reopen this year and their students are being relocated to other schools.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - On Friday evening and into the overnight hours, Arkansas was rocked with severe weather.

The tornadoes largely occurred in rural or uninhabited places, lessening the damage.

The tornadoes and storms caused significant damage on Greensboro's east side and in pockets of northeast Rockingham County. Daylight revealed a wasteland of debris in Mountainburg, with trees uprooted, roofs ripped off, and a mobile home torn from its foundation. Several businesses sustained heavy damage and a nursing home lost part of its roof and had to be evacuated.

In Amherst County, it crossed Virginia 130 into Elon and its wind speed strengthened to an estimated 130 miles per hour.

More than a dozen homes were damaged as trees and power lines fell, blocking roads in many cases.

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