[70] Additional damage was inflicted to structures such as greenhouses, poultry farms, sheds, barns, and docks. Several other businesses were also damaged. An Easter tornado outbreak spawned a swarm of tornadoes and widespread damaging thunderstorm winds from Texas to the Carolinas and Maryland on April 12-13, 2020. A tornado snapped or uprooted multiple trees and one power pole. [40], The tornado was on the ground for 10 minutes, traveled 8.88 miles (14.29 km), had a maximum width of 860 yards (790 m), and was given a rating of high-end EF2. Northeast of this area, the tornado strengthened back to EF2 intensity as it completely destroyed a metal hangar at Monroe Regional Airport. [116] Jones County established a base of operations in Bassfield to coordinate relief efforts. A tornado tore large sections of roofing off a church and a metal building. Several tornadoes were responsible for prompting tornado emergencies, including the first one to be issued by the National Weather Service in Charleston, South Carolina. A widespread and deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12–13, 2020. Outbuildings and vehicles were also damaged or destroyed. Several trees were snapped. These initial storms produced scattered weak tornadoes in Texas during the early stages of the outbreak. EF2 to EF3 damage continued through the Holly Hills neighborhood where additional trees were snapped, power poles were downed, and many homes and apartment buildings sustained roof and exterior wall loss. Massive tree damage continued to occur, with large swaths of trees snapped, denuded, and partially debarked. An auto-parts store in this area was almost entirely leveled, with only part of one exterior wall left standing. Eight people were killed by the tornado, including one person who died of his injuries the following month. A weak tornado moved through the north side of Live Oak, downing trees and tree limbs and damaging a few metal buildings. 70-75%. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted along a sporadic path. [116] 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. Detached garages were destroyed, a gas station awning was shredded, and numerous trees and power lines were downed throughout this part of the path. A one-story house at the edge of the damage path had shingles ripped off as well. [13] These thunderstorms were initially isolated in nature but soon coalesced into a mesoscale convective system as they encountered an enhanced corridor of warm air streaming northward, as well as very strong wind shear. The tornado outbreak caused over 450 million dollars in damage and 32 fatalities. EF2 damage continued to the northeast, with many large trees being snapped and uprooted. EF1 damage continued as the tornado crossed into Clarke County and struck the town of Pachuta. Regaining EF2 strength, the tornado crossed Interstate 20 at US 165, heavily damaging a metal building and snapping several power poles along LA 594. [43][44] The tornado was also long-tracked, with a path length of 68 miles. Two single family homes lost their roofs and ten houses suffered shingle damage. A short-lived tornado caused minor tree damage. The tornado then downed a large swath of trees before crossing Norton Bridge Road and reaching EF2 strength. March 2-3, 2020 Tornadoes and Severe Weather. A few trees were downed, and two barns and a mobile home were damaged. [72] In Mississippi, heavy rainfall overspread Panola County, where Mississippi Emergency Management Personnel donated sandbags to prevent flooding. An outbreak of tornadoes appears likely on Sunday "Easter Sunday could be a very dangerous day in the Southeast," CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted, some of which landed on homes and vehicles. A Jet stream also sw… [126], 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. April 18, 2020 / 12:48 PM / CBS News A week after one of the biggest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history, more tornadoes are likely again on Sunday. A dairy farm suffered extensive damage, with most structures losing their roofs. Hundreds of trees were snapped or uprooted and a few homes sustained minor damage. [129], Map of tornado warnings and confirmed tornadoes from the outbreak. Many trees were knocked down or uprooted from the tornado in Chattanooga, TN on April 13, 2020. It damaged a double-wide office trailer, a metal storage building, a few mobile homes, power lines, and trees in and around the community of Sampit. April 13, 2020; BASSFIELD, Miss. [105] In the wake of the outbreak, recovery efforts were hampered by the ongoing pandemic and the American Red Cross resorted to readying hotel rooms, not mass shelters, for affected residents. It then crossed the. 27-28 Apr 2011 is largest on record at 450", "It ranks as the 6th most number of confirmed tornadoes in 1 day in North Carolina, dating back to 1950 (s/o to Tim for asking the q)", "South Carolina Tornado Outbreak 4/13/2020 (Preliminary Report)", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2020_Easter_tornado_outbreak&oldid=1004900953, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1.44 million customers at one time; over 4.3 million in total, This page was last edited on 5 February 2021, at 00:16. Exterior damage to homes became more severe, and numerous trees were snapped and uprooted. Continuing north-northeast, additional manufactured homes were destroyed as the tornado paralleled SR 225 and crossed Ridgeview Lane and Fieldview Court. [28] A high-end EF2 tornado spawned by an isolated supercell thunderstorm ahead of the main complex carved a path northwest of Chatsworth, Georgia and through the small community of Sumac, killing eight people. A gas station canopy was blown over and flipped upside-down, and several mobile homes were either rolled and demolished, shifted off their block piers, or sustained significant loss of roofs and walls. 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. Many trees were downed along this portion of the path, and multiple apartment buildings sustained roof damage as the tornado hit the Integra Hills Preserve Apartments. [26] The tornado weakened to EF2 intensity as it continued to the northeast of Soso, where more trees were downed and numerous mobile homes were destroyed. A short-lived tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees. A double-wide mobile home was completely obliterated along Tynes Ainsworth Road, with the metal frame lofted and thrown 150 yd (140 m). [117] Collectively, 333 homes were damaged or destroyed in the counties. A list of rainfall reports can be found here: tinyurl.com/qtjqa5b. A large metal-framed building was completely destroyed, with concrete footings ripped out of the ground. It reached a peak width of 2,040 yd (1,870 m), and resulted in at least two injuries, but no fatalities. [77] Heavy rainfall fell throughout the Tennessee Valley in the wake of the wettest first three months of any year on record, causing the Chickamauga Dam and Watts Bar Lake to climb about 1.5 ft (0.46 m) above normal summertime pool levels. [86] In northeastern Tennessee, flooding damaged two bridges in the Johnson City area. Two people were injured. A high-end EF1 tornado touched down in Odum, where trees were snapped, multiple homes sustained roof damage, and one small home was shifted off its foundation and heavily damaged. Trees downed by the tornado blocked several roads. Northeast of this point, the tornado became violent and expanded to one mile wide, as EF4-level tree damage began to occur along Pitts Lane and Reese Road. Ferocious winds walloped the East Coast on Monday after a harrowing Easter night that saw people huddled in basements, closets and tubs as tornadoes raged across the South, leaving at least 30 dead. Damage in this subdivision ranged from high-end EF2 to EF3. Trees were snapped or uprooted as well, some of which landed on houses. A widespread and deadly tornado outbreak affected the Southeastern United States on Easter Sunday and Monday, April 12–13, 2020. Mostly minor tree damage occurred elsewhere in town. The tornado then abruptly narrowed and weakened back to EF1 strength as it passed just northwest of Collegedale and moved directly into Ooltewah. The tornado killed five people in the hardest hit areas just south of Estill and in Nixville. [121] More than 500 emergency responders were deployed city-wide for search and rescue. The tornado continued to the east of town, completely destroying a mobile home and heavily damaging a few frame homes. Some of these trees landed on and damaged homes. A nearby doctor's office building was heavily damaged as well, and East Brainerd Elementary School had its roof torn off. 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. A strong tornado caused significant damage in the eastern part of Cleveland, where 26 homes or mobile homes were destroyed, 23 sustained major damage, and 62 had minor damage. It moved northeast and quickly strengthened, impacting an industrial area on the south side of town at high-end EF1 strength. A strong tornado moved through the Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve, snapping, denuding, and partially debarking numerous trees. Sixty-five residents of an Alzheimer's living facility were relocated to a hotel due to structural damage. It quickly became strong as it moved northeast, crossed Old Orangeburg Road, and impacted Federal Correctional Institution, Estill, which was significantly damaged. A house farther away from the center of the path sustained severe roof damage as well. In Carter County, the Gap Creek overflowed its banks and closed roadways. Cars in this area were thrown and mangled, and several homes sustained EF2 to EF3 damage, sustaining roof and exterior wall loss. A tornado snapped numerous large trees and damaged or destroyed multiple outbuildings. 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. A brief, weak tornado downed several trees. Dozens of trees were uprooted, and a couple of homes sustained minor roof damage. EF4 damage to a two-story house to the northeast of Nixville, South Carolina. [27] This feature continued into northwestern Georgia, maintaining its well-defined structure in spite of a marginally unstable environment. 2 deaths – A strong, long-tracked tornado caused severe damage along its path and passed near, A small, brief, but strong tornado touched down at a farm and collapsed several chicken houses. A few other nearby homes sustained roof damage as well. Several of these homes were flattened with only piles of rubble remaining, and one was left with only a single concrete closet standing. A strong tornado destroyed a metal building, ripped the roofs off a few homes, and inflicted less severe damage to several other homes. An outbreak of severe weather occurred on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020. A home and an outbuilding farther away from the center of the damage path sustained EF1 damage as well. Numerous trees were snapped or uprooted. One person was injured. [7] Calm weather associated with the high-pressure area induced rapid warming of the Gulf of Mexico waters to their highest values in the modern record—greater than 2 °C (3.6 °F) above the 1971–2010 average—as well as a moistening of the air near the surface. This tornado began just south of the Gorgas Steam Plant and moved northeast, crossing the. [32] The tornado then strengthened to EF1 intensity again as it impacted the Harris Hills neighborhood, snapping and uprooting numerous trees in residential areas. One home sustained roof damage as well. At. This was the first of 12 tornadoes in a tornado family that traveled from. Details here bit.ly/2xadSm4. Trees and tree limbs in Fort Oglethorpe were downed, and some homes and apartment buildings sustained roof damage. A house suffered moderate roof damage and another was swept off its foundation and blown 60 ft (18 m) away, leaving the structure heavily damaged. A small outbuilding was destroyed, one home lost a portion of its roof, and a mobile home was rolled off its foundation. One uprooted tree fell on a house. Only the 2011 and 1974 "Super" Outbreaks had more confirmed tornadoes in a 24-hour period. Crossing Jones Chapel Road to the northeast, the tornado weakened to EF1 strength, with damage limited to downed trees. Sporadic EF1 damage was observed as the tornado proceeded to cross Powell Avenue, where homes sustained partial roof loss and trees were damaged. EF3 damage to an auto-parts store in the East Brainerd area of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A house sustained roof damage, a pivot irrigation sprinkler was flipped and thrown, and four chicken houses were damaged. [87], Widespread damaging winds rolled across North Carolina, leaving behind extensive damage. A large tornado caused roof damage to multiple homes, moved a small metal storage building several yards away from its foundation, and snapped or uprooted trees. [40] The tornado quickly intensified as it continued to the northeast and crossed Ray Hathorn Road and South Williamsburg Road, reaching EF2 strength as it snapped and uprooted numerous large trees. Numerous trees were snapped and a home sustained roof damage. A strong EF2 tornado formed in southern GA near Chatsworth, killing eight people, and an EF3 tornado killed two people in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Gray Television itself donated $10,000. 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. Damage severity then began to quickly lessen, and the damage path narrowed as the tornado passed through the north edge of Utica and directly into the Jordania community. A large storage garage was completely swept away in this area as well. [12] Over subsequent days, a significant mid-level shortwave trough progressed eastward across the United States. Numerous trees were uprooted and an irrigation pivot was overturned. A large two-story home lost all of its roof, and an art museum also had severe roof damage. A few homes and a church sustained roof damage. The strongest tornado was rated high-end EF4 and occurred in Southern Mississippi, producing estimated winds of 190 mph (310 km/h), reaching a width of 2.25 mi (3.62 km), and causing eight deaths. [41] The Storm Prediction Center issued a mesoscale discussion stating that a tornado with winds of 170–205 mph (274–330 km/h) was likely ongoing, and that it was an 'exceptionally rare event'. 60-65%. An EF3 tornado was confirmed south of Thomaston to northwest of Redbone in Georgia. [99], Powerful winds associated with the parent storm system impacted much of the Northeastern United States on April 13. Some trees in this area were denuded and partially debarked, and vehicles were thrown/rolled 50–75 yards (46–69 m) and mangled. This high–end EF3 tornado initially touched down near Stonewall Drive to the south-southeast of Westminster around 3:21 a.m. EDT (07:21 UTC) on April 13. Barns and outbuildings were destroyed along this segment of the path, and some power poles were snapped. 65-70%. Damage along the path was limited to trees. The bride in the picture is Heather Lail. A strong waterspout moved onshore at Edisto Island and caused extensive roof damage to six homes in Edisto Beach. A few small trees were snapped, and some tree limbs were broken as well. [21] 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. On top of the Easter 2020 outbreak, at least 16 tornadoes have been confirmed in the same region. It caused EF1 damage as numerous trees were snapped or uprooted at the intersection of Brown Street and Evergreen Street and in neighborhoods to the northeast as the tornado moved toward Monroe. A complete list of gusts and wind damage reports can be found here: tinyurl.com/rpzju43. Another home across the street sustained EF3 damage as well, sustaining roof and exterior wall loss. Power poles in this area were snapped, metal trusses were broken at a paper mill, and a wood chip conveyor belt was blown over. Three people were injured. A brief tornado impacted Lake Providence, causing minor roof, facade, and window damage to homes, apartment buildings, and businesses in town. 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. [100] More than 56,000 customers were left without power in New Jersey. A couple dozen trees were snapped along the path. [6][8] 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. Mobile homes sustained minor damage, a small outbuilding was destroyed, and trees were snapped. As the tornado continued northeast, a tornado emergency was issued for Collegedale and Ooltewah. Damage was primarily limited to snapped or uprooted trees, though one home sustained minor roof and porch damage. 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. Low-end EF2 damage occurred as power poles and numerous trees were snapped. Multiple mobile homes were also destroyed in this area, and power poles were snapped. Hundreds of softwood-type trees were snapped, dozens of homes were damaged, and two vehicles were thrown 100 yards. A few frame homes sustained roof loss and collapse of exterior walls, and some mobile homes were damaged or destroyed by this intense, long-tracked tornado. The tornado then crossed over the Lena Expressway and destroyed another residence at EF3 intensity before reaching it maximum width of ~3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) and mowing down a large swath of trees and destroying a cell tower. A large tornado snapped or uprooted numerous trees along its path, and inflicted roof damage to homes in the western part of Enterprise. [16] One such tornado in Monroe was rated EF3 strength, and damaged or destroyed numerous homes. [68] The 9-1-1 and emergency dispatch were disrupted throughout the city, and scattered debris obstructed ambulances from reaching hospitals. The city sought to acquire 200 hotel rooms to house victims as a countermeasure to mass gatherings. This tornado was spawned by the same circulation that produced the 06:19 UTC Upson/Lamar County tornado. [119][120], On April 14, Chattanooga, Tennessee, was toured by the state's governor, Bill Lee; it marked the second time the governor had surveyed tornado damage in a little over a month following the deadly tornado outbreak of March 2–3, 2020. A house along Matthews Road had much of its roof torn off, and a nearby vehicle was rolled down a hill and badly mangled. 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