Severe Thunderstorm Watch  Statement as of 9:24 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

Severe Thunderstorm Watch 440 remains in effect until 1100 PM EDT
for the following locations

. North Carolina counties included are

Bertie Camden Chowan
Currituck gates Hertford
Pasquotank Perquimans

 Special Statement  Statement as of 9:13 PM EDT on July 24, 2014

... Strong thunderstorms will move across Currituck... Camden...
Perquimans... gates... Pasquotank... Chowan... city of Virginia Beach and
city of Chesapeake counties through 1015 PM EDT...

At 913 PM EDT... Doppler radar indicated a line of strong
thunderstorms along a line extending from Sandbridge Beach to
Belvidere... or along a line extending from 7 miles southeast of
Virginia Beach to Ryland... moving east at 15 mph.

The strong thunderstorms will be near Smithtown around 920 PM
Parkville around 925 PM EDT...
Burnt Mills around 930 PM EDT...
Winfall around 935 PM EDT...
Snowden around 940 PM EDT...
Pasquotank around 945 PM EDT...

Areas impacted by these storms include Smithtown around 920 PM
Parkville around 925 PM EDT...
Burnt Mills around 930 PM EDT...
Winfall around 935 PM EDT...
Snowden around 940 PM EDT...
Pasquotank around 945 PM EDT...

Hazards include...
gusty winds of 30 to 40 mph.
Heavy rainfall and minor flooding.

Seek shelter in a nearby building or vehicle. Strong winds are
capable of knocking down small trees and blowing around trash cans...
potted plants... lawn furniture and other light outdoor objects.

This storm will produce heavy rainfall... which will cause minor
flooding of low lying areas including ditches... creeks... roadways and
areas of poor drainage. Avoid these areas and do not cross flooded
roads. Motorists should also reduce driving speeds to avoid

Lat... Lon 3616 7591 3617 7598 3614 7600 3614 7605
      3609 7625 3626 7667 3680 7595 3663 7587
      3625 7577 3623 7577 3622 7581 3627 7584
      3624 7586 3612 7579 3607 7580

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 6:35 PM EDT on July 14, 2014

... Northampton County Virginia damage survey results...

A survey of the damage in the Cape Charles... Cherrystone... Cheriton
and Oyster areas of Northampton County VA revealed that an EF-1
tornado... straight line wind damage... and a large swath of hail
occurred with the storm that moved across that area this morning.
The following is a summary of the various events.

Event 1 - EF-1 tornado

Location... tornado began in the Chesapeake Bay... a few miles west of
Cherrystone campground... based upon photographs. The tornado then
tracked eastward... affecting the northern portions of Cherrystone
campground. The tornado then continued eastward across old
Cherrystone Road... and U.S. Route 13... before lifting near seaside
Road close to the Northampton landfill.

Date... July 24 2014
estimated time... 8:25 am to 8:40 am EDT
maximum ef-scale rating... EF-1
estimated maximum wind speed... 80 to 100 mph
maximum path width... 150 yards
path length... approx. 8 miles... some of that over water
beginning lat/Lon... 37.2893n / 76.0710w
ending lat/Lon... 37.2976n / 75.9315w
* fatalities... 2
* injuries... 36

* damage details... many trees down or snapped off. Numerous camping
trailers damaged... several destroyed. Several trees on Cabins.

Event 2 - downburst straight line wind damage. Winds estimated
between 65 and 75 mph. Damage path extended from southern portions
of Cherrystone campground southward into Cape Charles... then
eastward through Cheriton to Oyster. Most significant damage from
Cherrystone campground eastward to just east of Route 13 in
Cheriton... and southward to just north of the intersection of U.S.
Route 13 and Route 184 east of Cape Charles. Numerous trees were
downed... snapped off or large limbs blown out. Couple of trees on
homes. Several large camping trailers overturned in Cherrystone

Event 3 - hail... golfball size... with a few reports of baseball size
hail near Cherrystone campground... fell in a one half to three
quarter mile wide swath from Cherrystone campground eastward to
Oyster. Considerable Leaf debris from trees... and noticeable crop
damage associated with the hail. In addition... hail combined with
strong winds damage the siding on a number of homes.

Note... the information in this statement is preliminary and subject
to change pending final review of the event(s) and publication in
NWS storm data.

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