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000 NOUS42 KMHX 112005 PNSMHX NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>092-094-193>196-198-199-203>205-120815- Public Information Statement National Weather Service Newport/Morehead City NC 405 PM EDT Sun Apr 11 2021 ...NWS DAMAGE SURVEY FOR BELVOIR TORNADO EVENT... .Belvoir Tornado Early Sunday Morning (4/11/21)... Start Location...Belvoir in Pitt County, NC End Location...Belvoir in Pitt County, NC Date...April 11th 2021 Estimated Time...About 3:36 AM EDT Maximum EF-Scale Rating...EF1 Estimated Maximum Wind Speed...90-100 mph Maximum Path Width...50 yards Path Length...0.5 miles Beginning Lat/Lon...35.729/-77.462 Ending Lat/Lon...35.734/-77.456 * Fatalities...0 * Injuries...0 ...Summary... A tornado briefly touched down early Sunday morning about 2 miles north of the town of Belvoir in western Pitt County. The tornado first moved through a field on the south side of Floyd Harris Road, knocking down several trees. It then continued across Floyd Harris Road, knocking down a few more trees, and then as it moved through the backyard of a residence on Porter Road, severely damaged a large metal outbuilding. It then continued northeast and struck a small house causing significant damage to the roof and exterior walls. Due to the age of the structure, a lower wind threshold of around 100 mph was determined to cause this extensive damage. The most concentrated area of damage was found here between the two residences where a few other outbuildings were damaged, several softwood trees were snapped, and a few hardwood trees were uprooted. The tornado then continued across Porter Road, downing a few more trees along the road, and then continued into a cleared timber field where it likely lifted. Additionally, two scans from the KRAX radar located near Clayton, showed a small tornadic debris signature or TDS, which further confirms that a tornado touched down in this area. EF Scale: The Enhanced Fujita Scale classifies tornadoes into the following categories: EF0...Weak......65 to 85 mph EF1...Weak......86 to 110 mph EF2...Strong....111 to 135 mph EF3...Strong....136 to 165 mph EF4...Violent...166 to 200 mph EF5...Violent...>200 mph * The information in this statement is preliminary and subject to change pending final review of the event and publication in NWS Storm Data. $$ SGK

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