Tornado Cleanup And Recovery Underway In Greensboro Tornado sideswipes a North Carolina TV station just as it goes on the air Tornado in Greensboro had wind speeds of 135 mph How to help Greensboro tornado victims Volunteers help tornado victims as Guilford County students prepare to return to school

Tornado Cleanup And Recovery Underway In Greensboro

Updated 10:13 a.m. | April 17, 2018 Mary Carelock was enjoying a rainy Sunday evening on her front porch on East Bessemer Avenue. Then in a matter of

Mary Carelock sits on the porch of her home on East Bessemer Avenue with her daughter. Duke Energy reported about 2,100 customers without service, most in Lancaster and Fairfield Counties. Even the Northeast isn’t immune to a bit of on-air live TV weather drama. It's prime tornado season in North Carolina. Many charities that solicit in our state are required by law to register with the N.C. George H.W.

Our heaviest rain today will happen between now and lunchtime. Read More High clouds, and a few at mid levels, still have enough thin spots to make for a nice sunrise sky this morning. They will be around 20,000 feet above the ground, though, and the... Former President George H.W. Then they move on to the neighborhoods. East Gate City Boulevard about 5:15 p.m. on a rainy, cloudy afternoon. Elsewhere in Greensboro, the storm tore off part of the roof of the McGirt-Horton Branch Library on Phillips Avenue.

You saw trees flying. Roughly 15 minutes later, a second suspected tornado was reported in the Monroeton community southwest of Reidsville. The neighbor is usually asleep in the afternoons, Rogers said. A shed was toppled. Staff writers Danielle Battaglia, Jennifer Fernandez, Mike Kernels and Andre L. She was enjoying the rain on her porch Sunday evening when the tornado struck. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. had nearly 2,000 customers without service, almost all were in Lexington and Richland counties.

The Triangle escaped much of the storm's damage, but it saw heavy rain and gusts of wind Sunday. Secretary of State. Copyright © 2018 ABC Inc., WTVD-TV Raleigh-Durham. You can see a few here near Roxboro and Burlington, and a few in northwestern Chatham... It's making for a very messy morning commute. The clouds should thicken and lower through the day, as some bands of sprinkles and light rain spread in slowly from the southwest.

Tornado sideswipes a North Carolina TV station just as it goes on the air

The tornado knocked out power and communications at WFMY and caused significant damage just one neighborhood away.

It went through pretty damn hard — and fast. “We were scared half to death.” In Rockingham County, county emergency officials said several people were hurt in the storm. City Manager Jim Westmoreland told reporters Sunday night that the National Weather Service has not yet confirmed that a tornado struck the city. On this day, the neighbor was awake and let her in. "I saw everything from the back door of my neighbor's house," Rogers said.

Taylor in Greensboro and Gerri Hunt in Rockingham County contributed to this report. Pastor Lester Woodard surveys the damage inside Living Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Monday, April 16, 2018, in Greensboro, N.C. The tornadoes and storms caused significant damage on Greensboro's east side and in pockets of northeast Rockingham County. It barreled just 100 yards east of the CBS channel 3, tossing debris at the live tower camera mounted atop Monarch Tower.

You can call that office toll free at (888) 8304989 or check out a charity or fundraiser on its website. Sorry, but the location you entered was not found. Read More Most of us are off to a dry start to the day, but there are a few small showers on the east side of an upper low to our west. Gradually our chance of rain diminished this afternoon but doesn't end. Clouds will thicken and lower as low pressure slowly approaches from the south and west today.

Notice: You're using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. After all, the workers making the repairs are handling equipment that could electrocute them, if something went awry. City Manager Jim Westmoreland told reporters Sunday night that the National Weather Service has not yet confirmed that a tornado struck the city. On South English Street, an apartment complex also lost part of its roof.

None of their injuries are life-threatening. Weather service officials will be here Monday to determine whether to blame the death and damage on straight-line winds or a tornado. At Rogers' home nearby, Andrew, her 10-year-old son, was watching TV. Trees were split almost down to their roots. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Listen Listening... / 2:55 Naomi Prioleau reports on cleanup and recovery efforts in Greensboro after a tornado swept through portions of the city Sunday evening.

An emergency siren blares within the studio as the storm races by. Alva Gripper, 72, sorts through clothing in the remnants of her home in Greensboro, N.C. Ask for written information. Thousands of people showed up at an area church Tuesday to drop off supplies ranging from bottles of water to clothing and batteries. You can see a few here near Roxboro and Burlington, and a few in northwestern Chatham County.

Tornado in Greensboro had wind speeds of 135 mph

The tornado that struck Greensboro on Sunday, April 15, 2018, had winds reaching 135 mph and the National Weather Service in Raleigh categorized the twister as an EF-2

Many still without power after tornado. Get today’s top stories right in your inbox. Weather service officials will visit the area Monday to determine whether to blame the death and damage on straight-line winds or a tornado. The storm turned vehicles upside down on Phillips Avenue. Westmoreland said the city got about 1,000 calls for service from residents between 5 and 8 p.m. Two of the injured were driving on Grooms Road when their vehicle was struck by a mobile home blown across the street.

A piece of debris shattered the window in the room where he sat. In all, the storm cut a half-mile swath of destruction that residents say took them by surprise. Three schools were damaged in Sunday's storm. Updated 10:13 a.m. | April 17, 2018 Mary Carelock was enjoying a rainy Sunday evening on her front porch on East Bessemer Avenue. He said at least seven people were hospitalized for injuries, mostly from debris.

Monday, April 16, 2018. If a charity asks you for a donation, ask for the charity's name, address and telephone number. FEMA team to aid NC's disaster response efforts "It is devastating. A surface low will pull away to the north through the day, while a weakening upper low drifts in from the west. Read More Our heaviest rain today will happen between now and lunchtime. Read More Clouds will thicken and lower as low pressure slowly approaches from the south and west today.

Photos by H. Don't have an account? The person killed was crushed by a tree while driving in the intersection of East Cone Boulevard and Summit Avenue. Numerous homes were damaged, some badly, throughout the city's east side. Rail service was delayed by trees that fell on the tracks near Holts Chapel Road. County emergency officials also said the most severe damage was reported east of Reidsville.

Next door, a tree crashed through the roof above another neighbor's kitchen. And in the time it takes you to finish this sentence, it was gone. “It hammered us,” resident Steven Glass said. “No warning. Students at Erwin Montessori, Hampton and Peeler elementary schools will return to class on Monday, April 23. Then in a matter of minutes, everything changed. “We saw the tornado. The county has requested a damage assessment team from the state.

How to help Greensboro tornado victims

For those in central North Carolina watching the devastating images of tornado-ravaged Greensboro, there are ways you can help.

It could have been our neighborhood. Taken together, they'll bring us a lot of clouds (with fog in spots early) and perhaps a little sun... This capture of DualDoppler 5000 from a little before 6 AM pretty well captures the character of the morning for us. It should be dry early on around the Triangle, with a slim chance of sprinkles late morning to early afternoon, and a better chance of rain developing later in the afternoon and evening.

Jasmine Yancey navigates over down power lines as she walks across Bessemer Avenue on Tuesday. Our journalism takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work to produce. Authorities have not notified the driver's next of kin, so they did not identify the storm's lone victim. On Sunnycrest Avenue, several men were preparing for a Masonic lodge initiation ceremony as the storm approached. The American Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at Glenwood Recreation Center at 2010 Coliseum Boulevard.

Neither woman suffered life-threatening injuries.  No other people were reported injured during or after the fast-moving storm. Walter Jones, whose Avalon Road home backs up to Hampton Elementary, said he heard a loud rumbling noise and took shelter with his family in a hallway in the middle of the house. We scattered to take cover. Three pre-kindergarten classes from Hampton Elementary will also relocate on Monday.

In Greensboro, police said 48-year-old Anthony George of Greensboro was killed about 5:45 p.m. The tornado was spotted near U.S. In Greensboro, onlookers asked Gripper if they could take a picture of her damaged her home. Learn how your money will be used. You can replace a building:' Greensboro residents feel lucky to be alive after tornado One of those deliveries made it to Toni Cross, but nobody was home at many houses volunteers visited.

We'll have rain and some moderate to heavy rain showers early today, with showers becoming a... The upper level low pressure system is on our doorstep with rain arriving here as early as tomorrow morning for some. Here's the American Model (GFS) which shows the most that we could see. In his 40 years working in the utility industry, Duke Energy regional manager Franky Batten has seen hundreds of storms, from hurricanes to tornadoes and everything in between.

Volunteers help tornado victims as Guilford County students prepare to return to school

Those recovering after an EF 2 tornado hit Guilford County, killing one person Sunday night are in need to the basics and thousands of Good Samaritans are stepping up to help.

We ran inside, and as we lied down, all the windows just started busting out,” she said. “I never experienced that.” We saw stuff flying in the air. Sunday when a tree fell on his car. “We know that we have many structures that have been damaged,” Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland said. East Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro at 5:15 p.m. After tornado, Gov. Many charities hire professional fundraisers, private companies that sometimes keep a large percentage of the money raised for themselves.

Taken together, they'll bring us a lot of clouds (with fog in spots early) and perhaps a little sun at times, with some hit and miss sprinkles or showers and a slight chance of thunder. Read More This capture of DualDoppler 5000 from a little before 6 AM pretty well captures the character of the morning for us. It should be quite wet tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night. There is the potential for...

Duke Energy crews were working Monday to restore electric service to more than 31,000 customers. Emergency personnel are going door-to-door Sunday night in affected areas to make sure there are no other deaths or injuries. They watched from a distance as the storm toppled the cinderblock building. For people without cars, city buses will run to the shelter from Dudley High School and the intersection of East Market and English Street.

The weather service warned of tornadoes all Sunday afternoon, which turned cloudy and then rainy. After the storm had passed, he found a large wooden beam sticking through the front wall of his house. Winds gusting. Guilford Co. We ran inside, and as we lied down, all the windows just started busting out. - Mary Carelock Carelock’s lived at the house for seven years and now she has to find somewhere else to call home.

Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh. It can be tough to see NC tornadoes coming. Know the law. School officials said the district will not be able to provide transportation to and from school, as some roads, especially in east Greensboro, remain impassable. Expect some patchy fog this morning. We'll have rain and some moderate to heavy rain showers early today, with showers becoming a little more scattered in nature through the afternoon.

Read More There are differences amongst models on how much rain is on the way for Monday through Wednesday of next week. By late Wednesday, Duke Energy expects to have power restored to 95 percent of the 26,000 households and businesses originally cut off by the twister. A tornado with 135 mph winds was in the process of ravaging through Greensboro . In Winston-Salem, police Lt. Mary Rogers was returning home from a neighborhood convenience store when she saw the tornado.

Here's how to help tornado relief efforts in the Triad

Just days after a tornado barreled through Guilford and Rockingham counties, many people in the community are still reeling from the damage. To help, FOX8 has compiled a list of ways to help the community in tornado relief efforts.

The severe storms caused problems across the Carolinas. Damage was extensive on Greensboro's east side and in pockets of Rockingham County. Johnson was asleep when his mother called to warn him about the approaching storm. And then a torrential downpour. “It was so thick, you couldn’t see cars,” resident Josh Rumley remembered. A high-end EF-2 was confirmed in Greensboro at about 5:30 p.m. In North Carolina, the weather service office in Raleigh said Monday that a high-end EF-2 tornado hit Greensboro, carrying maximum winds of 135 mph with a path that was at least 300 yards wide.

About 85,000 Duke Energy customers in North Carolina were without power Sunday evening. Andrea Blanford Tuesday, April 17, 2018 For those in central North Carolina watching the devastating images of tornado-ravaged Greensboro, there are ways you can help. You can get this information from the NC Secretary of State's Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division . Copyright 2018 by Capitol Broadcasting Company.

A rumble or two of thunder isn't out of the question as well. Read More The upper level low pressure system is on our doorstep with rain arriving here as early as tomorrow morning for some. There is the potential for quite a soaking. The tally was down to about 8,000 customers by Tuesday afternoon, and if things continue as planned, Batten said the rest should be back on the grid by 5 p.m. It killed at least one person and closed three Guilford County elementary schools for the rest of the semester.

She sought shelter in a neighbor's house. A shed was toppled. Interstate 77 was closed in both directions near Davidson after power lines came down during Sunday's storm. In Greensboro, the worst of the damage occurred in a four-mile line that stretches roughly from Barber Park to Phillips Avenue. His home in the Briarwood neighborhood, where he has lived for 20 years, was spared. Jeff Roberson, in from Las Vegas to visit his father, said there was just no time to react. “I didn’t hear it coming,” said Roberson, 48. “All of a sudden, the house started shaking.

Debris and downed power lines block a portion of Sunnycrest Avenue in Greensboro. It knocked out power and communications at WFMY and caused significant damage just one neighborhood away. The number had been cut to 35,000 by late Monday morning, with most of the outages in Guilford County. Want to donate to tornado relief in Greensboro?? Check to see whether your donation is tax deductible. All rights reserved.

Many still without power after tornado. When will the lights be back on?

Duke Energy says it has "a very systematic approach" to getting customers back on the grid.

Of course, putting neighborhoods back on the grid doesn’t automatically make everything OK for everybody. Greensboro and Guilford County both declared states of emergency. There were a few fallen trees and some power outages. The neighbor is usually asleep in the afternoons, Rogers said. Shingles were scattered. The NCDOT announced via Twitter that cleanup was expected to take two to three hours. Multiple city streets are closed because the storm knocked down numerous trees and power lines.

You saw trees flying. Nearly 30,000 people were without power in Guilford County on Sunday night. An EF-2 tornado hit eastern Greensboro Sunday evening. The station’s crew, which was supposed to be on the air, had to seek shelter in a cinder-block hallway as the twister passed overhead. By 6 p.m. NC Dept. Not all contributions to nonprofits are tax deductible. Girlfriend Getaway Deals! This afternoon there could be a few isolated storms with...

It's an intimate gathering in the WRAL Gardens this afternoon. Here come the clouds! In areas hit by the tornado locally, the utility has deployed about 16 repair teams in separate areas damaged by the tornado that struck parts of Guilford and Rockingham counties. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center labeled the tornado an EF-2, defined as able to cause "considerable damage” and have sustained winds of 113 to 157 mph.

On this day, the neighbor was awake and let her in. "I saw everything from the back door of my neighbor's house," Rogers said. Trees were split almost down to their roots. The airport in Charlotte tweeted on Sunday that severe weather has caused a ground stop and forced air traffic controllers to leave their tower. On Rankin Mill Road, a car wash lost its roof. Shelton lives on Hicone Road, not far from the damaged business.

NC teen saw a tornado blow off his neighbor's roof - then returned to his video game

Anton Williams, a Greensboro resident, kept playing the video game Fortnite, as he saw roofs of his neighbors’ homes blown away by a tornado with 135 mph winds that swept through the city and Guilford County.

Comments Please sign in with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. Read More It's not as wet as yesterday AM but we still have a chance of showers today. So be careful tomorrow morning on your way to work or school. This is the third wedding this weekend. Tarps are needed to protect tornado-damaged homes from heavy rain coming in east Greensboro. All told, Duke Energy put about 950 pairs of boots on the ground Tuesday across those areas.

There were 6,000 power outages in Forsyth County on Sunday night, according to Duke Energy. At Rogers' home nearby, Andrew, her 10-year-old son, was watching TV. In all, the storm cut a half-mile swath of destruction that residents say took them by surprise. The ground stop was later lifted. On South English Street, an apartment complex also lost part of its room. The tornado, he said, "didn't come that far, luckily." About 23,000 Greensboro homes and businesses were without power as of about 10 p.m.

Francis St. It left numerous downed power lines, utility poles and debris around the eastside of town includeing East Bessemer Avenue. For a few seconds, the live stream focused on a bright yellow “Safe Spot” sign as the staff ducked into their place of refuge. Alva Gripper, 72, installed new windows in her Greensboro home last month, and she made the first payment for them on Friday. You can call: (800) REDCROSS Text: 9099 to make a $10 donation Donate online: Redcross.org The NCDOJ urges people who want to donate to do their homework first.

Did NC redistricting affect your ballot? The latest pollen report is out and pollen counts are down a bit for trees. Wind and... We're happy the rain stayed away today. To donate, go to 322 E. Tuesday in Greensboro, the repair work progressed steadily on such heavily damaged areas as several blocks of McConnell Road and Phillips Avenue, as well as intersecting streets in each direction. East Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro at 5:15 p.m.

A piece of debris shattered the window in the room where he sat. And in the time it takes you to finish this sentence, it was gone. “It hammered us,” resident Steven Glass said. “No warning. Meanwhile, television stations in Charlotte were posting images of large hail on Twitter. The storm turned vehicles upside down on Phillips Avenue. Westmoreland said the city got about 1,000 calls for service from residents between 5 and 8 p.m.

1 killed as suspected tornado touches down in Guilford, Rockingham counties (Video)

A motorist was killed and hundreds of homes and businesses in Greensboro were damaged Sunday afternoon as a suspected tornado raced from south to north along the city's east side.

Credit Naomi Prioleau / WUNC City officials say cleanup is expected to continue through Tuesday. Buckley described “loud sounds and power flashes” as the storm snapped utility poles and left streets just a quarter mile away in shambles. It's good, it's good. The agency offers the following tips to avoid charity scams: Decide who you want to give to. Pay by credit card or check. A thunderstorm north of Durham is moving NE at 10mph.

Read More These are the reported wind gusts as of the 6pm observations. Midday on Saturday there was barely a cloud to be seen on this satellite view of NC. The United Way of Greater Greensboro is located at 1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC 27405. Batten said he is always struck by the dividing line between such total chaos and the complete normalcy on either side of a tornado’s corridor of destruction.

Damage was extensive on Greensboro's east side and in pockets of Rockingham County. Next door, a tree crashed through the roof above another neighbor's kitchen. We scattered to take cover. In nearby Lexington County, the sheriff's office reported that downed trees were blocking roads in multiple locations. Numerous homes were damaged, some badly, throughout the city's east side. Rail service was delayed by trees that fell on the tracks near Holts Chapel Road.

One person died in Sunday's storm, and thousands were left without power because of fallen trees and downed power lines and utility poles. Their vehicle was crushed by a falling tree. County and state emergency management officials will continue to assess the damage over the next few days. Give to charities you know . For security and tax record purposes, it's best to pay by credit card. It could contain pea size hail.

Expect scattered showers through the evening. Different story today, and clouds may increase a little more as we head through the afternoon. Goodwill is accepting household goods, including furniture, clothing, home goods, and school supplies, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The teams working inside the impact zone include trucks equipped with an auger to drill new holes to replace broken or downed poles. She was raising money for a life-saving transplant.

Suspected tornado kills 1 in Greensboro; damage extensive on city's east side

Much of the damage was along a four-mile stretch from Barber Park to Phillips Avenue.

On Sunnycrest Avenue, several men were preparing for a Masonic lodge initiation ceremony as the storm approached. The American Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at Glenwood Recreation Center at 2010 Coliseum Boulevard. They said homes along Grooms Road, Frank Road and Rocky Ford Road were the hardest-hit. The damage forced officials to cancel classes at all schools in Guilford County. There is no word yet on other casualties from the storms.

If you've helped out as a volunteer, seen the organization's work in your community or checked out its track record, you'll have a better sense of how it operates and how your donation will help. If you pay by check, make it out to the charity itself, not the fundraiser. A little before 10:30 AM, we've see our first lightning strikes of the day from a cell just edging across southeastern Alamance County and in toward southwestern Orange County.

Intensity of the rain likely picks up overnight as a surface area of low pressure nears. Any rain today should be... Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Other “bucket” trucks have articulated arms that lift a repair person high above the ground to install new transformers and put new power lines in place. High winds knocked over this tree that damaged a house on U.S. Multiple city streets are closed because the storm knocked down numerous trees and power lines.

Comparing notes, they recalled the chill in the air moments before touchdown. High winds knocked over this tree that damaged a house on U.S. They left the lodge before the winds kicked up. Pets are allowed. Several other homes along U.S. The weather service in South Carolina said an EF-0 tornado hit Lexington and an EF-1 hit Irmo. This is not the first time a TV weather broadcast has been interrupted by the weather a station was covering.

Check out charities. Protect your personal information. Over the next few hours, a little... Until then, a few gusts between 30 and 45 mph are possible at times, as suggested by this... Rain is moving in and once it arrives, it's sticking around for a while! Read More Midday on Saturday there was barely a cloud to be seen on this satellite view of NC. The Interactive Resource Center, 407 E. Also part of the utility’s repair plan are teams of “spotters” who inspect the terrain around the obviously hard hit areas.

All Guilford County schools to be in session on Wednesday, except for 3 that sustained storm damage

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. – All Guilford County schools will be in session on Wednesday, except for Hampton Elementary, Peeler Open Elementary and Erwin Montessori.

After the storm had passed, he found a large wooden beam sticking through the front wall of his house. Winds gusting. West in Rockingham County. They watched from a distance as the storm toppled the cinderblock building. For people without cars, city buses will run to the shelter from Dudley High School and the intersection of East Market and English Street. West between Garrison and Chapmon roads, northeast of Reidsville, sustained severe damage.

Meteorologists in Joplin, Mo., were forced to duck and cover on May 22, 2011, as their station found itself in the crosshairs of an approaching tornado. Three elementary schools will relocate for the remainder of the academic year due to storm damage, said spokeswoman Tina Firesheets. Other good sources of information are www.guidestar.org and www.charitynavigator.org . Don't share personal financial information by email, social network or text message.

Read More We've got another blustery day on tap, especially through early or mid-afternoon, with winds tapering off after that. High clouds, and a few at mid levels, still have enough thin spots to make for a nice sunrise sky this morning. Any rain today should be confined to the southern mountains and foothills, but that could change tomorrow. Washington St., is accepting water and non-perishable food items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A motorist was killed and hundreds of homes and businesses in Greensboro were damaged Sunday afternoon as a suspected tornado raced from south to north along the city's east side. Three schools — Erwin, Hampton and Peeler Open elementaries — sustained severe damage. Johnson was asleep when his mother called to warn him about the approaching storm. And then a torrential downpour. “It was so thick, you couldn’t see cars,” resident Josh Rumley remembered.

Mary Rogers was returning home from a neighborhood convenience store when she saw the tornado. In eastern Guilford County, the tornado’s touch on McLeansville Road was brief but brutal. Elsewhere in North Carolina, severe storms caused the Charlotte airport to close briefly. By early Monday afternoon, more than 4,000 electric customers were still without service. A similar scene unfolded at KSN-TV in Wichita on May 19, 2013.

Find out whether or not charities are licensed. If you donate online, use a secure website. Over the next few hours, a little better chance of scattered showers and isolated storms will drift farther east. Until then, a few gusts between 30 and 45 mph are possible at times, as suggested by this model projection for 11 AM. The clouds should thicken and lower through the day, as some bands of sprinkles and light rain...

Tuesday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There were two people inside the house at the time, Ryan said. The tornado, not yet confirmed, was first spotted near U.S. At Hampton Elementary, the storm destroyed the mobile units parked next to the Trade Street school. His home in the Briarwood neighborhood, where he has lived for 20 years, was spared. Jeff Roberson, in from Las Vegas to visit his father, said there was just no time to react. “I didn’t hear it coming,” said Roberson, 48. “All of a sudden, the house started shaking.