NWS: EF2 Tornado Ripped Through Part Of Davidson County

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Video: Clark Road Tornado Damage - Davidson County

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  • Damage on Clark Road in Davidson County
  • Damage on Clark Road - Davidson County
  • Sink Lake Mobile Home Park
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Davidson County, NC -- Damage from possible tornadoes is being reported across the Triad.   Davidson County and areas in north High Point were among the hardest hit.

In Davidson County, the Chestnut Grove Mobile Home Park off Clark Road in the Linwood area sustained significant damage.  Firefighters and community members who live in the area say it is devasting.

Ryan Ellis with the National Weather Service says an EF2 tornado is to blame for the damage along Clark Road. He says the tornado had winds between 110-120 mph. The National Weather Service considers an F2 tornado "strong" on their scale.

Davidson County Emergency Services Director Doug Lowe says 40 people are displaced from the damage in that area. The entire area is without power.

Davidson County Sheriff David Grice says that about 10 people were treated on the scene for minor cuts, scrapes, and bruises.  Grice says 2-3 people were transported to the hospital for more slightly more serious injuries.  He says that none of them remain in the hospital. 

Grice says that Davidson County Board Chairman Max Walser signed a proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Davidson County.  He says this will allow officers and firefighters the ability to evacuate people if necessary.

Grice says another area along Sink Lake Road was also hit.  This is in northeast Davidson County near the Wallburg area.  There are 30-40 people out of their homes.  Many cars have been damaged and trees are down.

Michael Teague says he was in a closet inside his mobile home with his girlfriend and two kids when the storm lifted their trailer and tossed it into the nearby lake. The family was able to swim to safety. Teague says everyone was scared, but they are thankful everyone survived.

The Urban Search and Rescue Team out of Thomasville did ground searches in the area with Hasty and Wallburg VFD's to make sure everyone was safe and accounted for.

A shelter was set up at North Davidson High School for those forced from their homes.

WFMY News 2

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