National Weather Service confirms Thursday tornado

Published 3:35 pm Monday, April 4, 2022

A weather event last Thursday which did significant damage to a Cottonville house was confirmed as a tornado.

According to a public information statement from the National Weather Service office in Raleigh, Thursday’s storms produced a tornado in northwest Anson County which tracked northeast into southern Stanly.

The tornado was an EF-2 rated tornado according to the Enhanced Fujita scale, with estimated peak winds at 120 miles per hour. No injuries or fatalities were caused by the tornado. EF-2 is considered a “strong” tornado with winds between 111-135 mph.

According to the report, the tornado lifted 1.5 miles southeast of Cottonville after touching down in Burnsville. A house in Anson was shifted off its foundation, while a nearby chicken farm received substantial damage.

The house of Belinda McIntyre had its porch taken off and an outbuilding destroyed by the tornado as it lifted off the ground.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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