ST LOUIS (LALATE) – The Raleigh tornado 2011 killed three residents and injured countless more on its move from Sanford, NC today. The Raleigh tornado struck Saturday and took with it not just homes and businesses but also lives. Local news is reporting that three persons perished in the Raleigh area Sunday in a mobile home park.
When the Sanford, NC tornado struck Saturday, it leveled an entire Lowe’s home improvement store; luckily no persons were injured. The St. Andrew’s neighborhood of Sanford reportedly suffered the worse.
A second tornado was spotted in Fayetteville claims local news.
But in Raleigh, the Cardinal Grove subdivision reportedly suffered extensive structural damage. “Three fatalities now reported in Raleigh area from earlier tornado [in] Mobile homes near Brentwood Drive” tweeted the Weather Channel in news report late Saturday. It reported two fatalities when a tornado passed through Elizabethtown, NC and one when it passed through Bladenboro, NC.
By evening, the National Weather Service had reported tornadoes spotted across the state including in tornadoes Saturday in Lee, Alamance and Person counties.
By evening, Johnston County officials issued a state of emergency. Wake Electric announced nearly ten thousand customers were without power. As to fatalities, the Raleigh officials said that today’s weather “caused multiple fatalities and brought about extensive damage in parts of the city.”
Raleigh has set up temporary shelters currently at Sanderford Road Park on 2623 Sanderford Road and Millbrook Exchange Community Center on 1905 Spring Forest Road. An additional shelter detailed HERE will be set up soon at Heritage High School