EF-2 Tornado Pounds Eastern Wake County As Storms Rake Central North Carolina

 Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Two rounds of severe weather moved through central North Carolina on Monday, including an EF-2 tornado that roared through eastern Wake County and was on the ground for several miles.

Uprooted trees damaged houses and roads throughout Zebulon, and power lines were toppled in other areas of the region.

No injuries had been reported as of Tuesday morning. National Weather Service meteorologists were not able to complete damage surveys Monday, but a preliminary report said the tornado first touched down west of Rolesville Road and Tink’s Place.

Early damage was consistent with winds between between 86 and 110 mph, with uprooted and mangled trees in the area.