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RAW: Security video captures High Point tornado debris at American Inn & Suites

11 Views· 19 Mar 2021

The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-0 tornado touched down in High Point and an EF-1 tornado hit Whitsett and traveled to Burlington on Thursday.
In High Point, NWS said its preliminary investigation shows wind speeds got up to 85 mph and the EF-0 tornado was on the ground for one mile, for about five minutes. Security video from the American Inn and Suites shows the damage to the area. The High Point tornado caused damage to buildings in the downtown area.
The Burlington Fire Department estimates around $1 million in damage, mostly to the western portion of Burlington. Significant damage was reported in several areas, including Woodland Heights Apartments off Springwood Church Road, a construction site on Oliver Park Drive, townhomes on Ethans Way near Springwood Park, Limerick Drive and Amherst Drive. Fire officials said no one was hurt.

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