facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Beryl-spawned twister hits N.C.

May 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, May 30 (UPI) -- Post-Tropical Depression Beryl generated a tornado Wednesday that damaged dozens of homes in the small North Carolina town of Peletier, authorities said.

The twister, which the National Weather Service confirmed was EF 1 to EF 2 in strength, damaged as many as 70 homes in the coastal community of about 500 people, destroying five of them, WNCT-TV, Greenville, said. No injuries had been reported.

Red Cross disaster team members had started helping those affected by the tornado and Carteret County sheriff's deputies were to patrol the area through the night, the TV station said.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami downgraded Beryl to a post-tropical depression in its 5 p.m. EDT advisory, but WNCT-TV said the National Weather Service had issued a flood watch for the area.

The hurricane center said in its final advisory for Beryl the system was moving to the east-northeast with sustained top winds of about 35 mph and gusts up to 45 mph. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Beryl first came ashore with 70 mph winds near Jacksonville Beach, Fla., early Monday, CNN said.

Midway, Fla., received a total of 12.65 inches of rain from Beryl.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia Marijuana decriminalized in Philadelphia
2
No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed No, Banksy hasn't been arrested, nor his identity revealed
3
Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church Pope Francis condemns 'hostile inflexibility' within the church
4
Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier Early completion of refit of Italian aircraft carrier
5
Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting Eric Frein manhunt refocuses after possible sighting
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback