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Public Information Statement
Issued: 7:09 PM EDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... NWS confirms tornado in Sampson County early Monday...

Damage survey for 09/17/18 Roseboro tornado event...

Start location... 3.5 SSE of Roseboro
end location... 2 SW of Salemburg
date... 09/17/2018
estimated time... 12:19 am EDT - 12:32 am EDT
maximum ef- scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph
maximum path width... 1,000 yards
path length... 6.3 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.903, -78.504
ending lat/Lon... 34.992, -78.527
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

... Summary...
a tornado associated with Tropical Depression Florence touched
down during the early morning of September 17th, just southeast
of Roseboro. This tornado continued on the ground for roughly 13
minutes mostly impacting trees, farm buildings, and eventually a
car dealership within the city of Roseboro. The storm continued to
weaken as it pushed northwest, crossing Highway 24, and
continuing to produce intermittent tree damage prior to lifting
southwest of Salemburg.

Note: a ground and aerial survey was conducted on this storm
during the afternoon of September 18th. The survey crews were
unable to survey the track any further south of the South River
due to ongoing flooding. Additional segments, potentially into
both Cumberland and Bladen counties may need to be surveyed at a
later date. We at the National Weather Service would like to thank
everyone involved on this survey.


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.



709 PM EDT Tue Sep 18 2018

... NWS confirms tornado in Sampson County early Monday...

Damage survey for 09/17/18 Roseboro tornado event...

Start location... 3.5 SSE of Roseboro
end location... 2 SW of Salemburg
date... 09/17/2018
estimated time... 12:19 am EDT - 12:32 am EDT
maximum ef- scale rating... EF1
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 mph
maximum path width... 1,000 yards
path length... 6.3 miles
beginning lat/Lon... 34.903, -78.504
ending lat/Lon... 34.992, -78.527
* fatalities... 0
* injuries... 0

... Summary...
a tornado associated with Tropical Depression Florence touched
down during the early morning of September 17th, just southeast
of Roseboro. This tornado continued on the ground for roughly 13
minutes mostly impacting trees, farm buildings, and eventually a
car dealership within the city of Roseboro. The storm continued to
weaken as it pushed northwest, crossing Highway 24, and
continuing to produce intermittent tree damage prior to lifting
southwest of Salemburg.

Note: a ground and aerial survey was conducted on this storm
during the afternoon of September 18th. The survey crews were
unable to survey the track any further south of the South River
due to ongoing flooding. Additional segments, potentially into
both Cumberland and Bladen counties may need to be surveyed at a
later date. We at the National Weather Service would like to thank
everyone involved on this survey.


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.