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  • 678devilish Apr 1, 2014

    man never have control over the element. only God is in control. I am thankful for that!

  • Obamacare returns again Mar 31, 2014

    Weakest tornado ever.....

  • Kristin Byrne Mar 31, 2014
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    PNC wasn't in the tornadoes path, and even if it had been, you were probably much safer inside the arena than anywhere else. An announcement at the game would have done more harm than good.

  • simplelogic Mar 31, 2014

    It's amazing to me how they're able to track these things nowadays. Clearly for the majority of the time they were watching this one, it wasn't even a tornado, but the rotation was there so the warnings made sense. I'm glad it was no worse than it was.

  • Pepe Silvia Mar 31, 2014

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    The tornadoes were in southern Wake County. I'm sure that the PNC Arena folks were watching the storm very carefully and have action plans in place, but clearly there was no need for them to use them.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Mar 31, 2014

    This came so close to me at home and brother at work. Thank God no one was hurt, and thank God for the weather casters who were on the screen for so long, giving us information of it's path.

    Next time though, on WRAL, when the weather reporter is saying he's pointing at an intersection/path whatever, could you show actual ARROWS where he's pointing. I never saw on of those and had to constantly run to the computer to pull up a map and find out where that intersection was myself.

  • btneast Mar 31, 2014

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    You knew storms were in the area yet you waited on the PNC staff to make a judgment as to whether you were safe or not? Instant weather is easily available on cell are weather alerts .

  • rduwxboy Mar 31, 2014

    @busyb97, at no time was the PNC arena in the warning polygon. I would bet had it been, the arena would have announced it and taken action, as they do for storms during NC State basketball games and next door at Carter Finley. And if you had the WRAL app on your phone you would have had updates. I live downtown and got the alert and warning sound on my phone.

  • busyb97 Mar 31, 2014

    This was a bit unnerving to learn about....since at the time, we were among the 16,000+ fans at the Hurricanes game when the storms rolled through. Was there a tornado warning for wake county and if so, why did they not do something to warn folks? Hmmmmmm. I had said to my husband (we knew storms were in the area, just not tornadoes) that I wasnt sure if I would rather take my chances and stay in the stadium or be crushed in the tunnels with everyone trying to seek shelter, especially being in the upper level.

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