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National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown Sunday in Coventry Township

National Weather Service confirms tornado touchdown Sunday in Coventry Township

Additional storm surveys were still set in Arkansas, meaning the tally could potentially increase if more tornado paths are discovered, according to the weather service.

The tornado affected only a small part of the neighborhood, with straight line winds causing most of the damage. Several limbs were also snapped from trees.

The National Weather Service announced that a tornado occurred during a round of severe weather in York County Sunday.

Officials said many schools in Guilford County were without power Sunday night as a result of the storm and Hampton Elementary School was severely damaged.

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The third tornado touched down in Ashley County and continued into Chicot County before ending. The storm, which had maximum wind speeds ranging from 110 to 120 miles-per-hour, traveled about three miles, uprooting and snapping trees. They found damage consistent with an EF-1 tornado with winds of 105 miles per hour.

A Tornado Warning is issued when rotation has been indicated on radar or a tornado has been reported on the ground.

Two of those twisters were ranked EF-2 storms, while six others were confirmed as EF-1 tornadoes, according to survey reports released by the agency's North Little Rock, Tulsa, Shreveport and Jackson offices. The weather service estimated that a dozen people were injured.

A second tornado has been confirmed in the Lynchburg area. Strong winds damaged the roof just days after police said a drunk driver intentionally crashed through the front entrance.


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