Eastern NC Tornadoes - April 2014

This information is for archival purposes only. The information is written in the present tense because it is an aggregate of the messages put out by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety at the time of the disaster.

April 25 Tornadoes in Eastern North Carolina

updated May 23 - 2:00 pm  
Storm Summary: 9 tornadoes touched down impacting Beaufort, Bertie, Chowan, Currituck, Greene, Halifax, Passquotank, Perquimans and Pitt counties. Severe storms dumped hail and rain on much of central and eastern North Carolina.

State of Emergency - declared for Beaufort, Perquimans, Chowan and Pasquotank Counties 4/28/14

Federal Disaster Declaration Requested 5/2/14, Denied 5/9/14
Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration Requested 5/9/14, Approved 5/14/14

Fatalities - One - 11-month-old child from Chowan County.

Injuries – 28 Total

  • 5 - Perquimans County 
  • 3 - Pasquotank County
  • 16 - Beaufort County
  • 1 - Chowan County –  died 4/27/14

Current Reported Damages – 327 homes damaged/destroyed

  • Beaufort County: 197 homes damaged/destroyed in the Chocowinity and Wichards Beach area
  • Perquimans County: 38 homes damaged/destroyed
  • Chowan County: 43 homes damaged/destroyed
  • Pasquotank County: 30 homes damaged/destroyed
  • Greene County: 19 homes damaged

Shelters:  No shelters are currently open. Immediately after the storm, 2 shelters were opened in Beaufort County.

 Resources Provided By State:

  • Law Enforcement Support from NC SHP & NC Wildlife Resources
  • Debris Clearance Operations from NC DOT       
  • Water and Tarps from NCEM Warehouses
  • County EOC Staffing from NCEM
  • Damage Assessment Teams from NCEM (began operations Monday 4/28/14

Map of the nine tornado tracks in the counties impacted

Disaster Loan Outreach Centers
The centers are now closed.
Beaufort County Health Department
1436 Highland Drive, Washington
Pasquotank County
Cooperative Extension Office
1209 McPherson Street, Elizabeth City
Perquimans County
Albemarle Commission Building
512 South Church Street, Hertford

Local Emergency Management Offices

Bertie County
Beaufort County
Chowan County
Greene County
Pasquotank County
Perquimans County

Power Outages / Restoration
Dominion North Carolina Power
1-866-DOM-HELP (1-866-366-4357)

Duke Energy Progress
1 (800) 419-6356

NC Electric Cooperatives

American Red Cross
Greater Albemarle Area Chapter
1409-B Parkview Drive
Elizabeth City, NC  
(covering Pasquotank, Perquimans, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare and  Hertford counties)

Greater Pamlico Area Chapter
135 N. Market St.
Washington, NC

(covering Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties)

The Salvation Army
Carolinas Chapter

NC Baptist Disaster Relief