Sky 5: Bertie County homes destroyed by tornado during Tropical Storm Isaias
Sky 5 flew over Bertie County where a tornado was reported as Tropical Storm Isaias blew through. Multiple homes were destroyed, leaving a field of debris where once people lived.
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It's hard to tell because there's nothing left of so many of them you can see where that have been blown off the foundations, the pieces of the house, the contents of the homes blown across the road into a field. You could see where there are vehicles that are bunched up against each other from where the tornado struck. Ah, Highway patrol helicopter is on the scene as well. You might see them in the shot. Here is they fly low over the area. As we were flying out here, I noticed that a lot of the intersections in these rural roads out here just south of Wednesday and Bertie County that the police had blocked them. There were lines of cars at some of those intersections trying to get through, but they're turning traffic away. And you see here where we have emergency crews trying Teoh dig out of through the rubble here, trying to look for what they can and also is, as I look elsewhere around the scene here, there are a lot of ah pieces of heavy equipment. They're trying to clear trees. This is about a mile and 1/2 to 2 mile long path by my estimate of damage, which includes these destroyed homes, trees that air snapped into and blown across. It's a horrible scene out here, uh, again, a lot of response from emergency crews on this side of Windsor on morning road. There's some other damage that we're gonna be checking on just a little while. But take a look right there in the center of your screen. That is the foundation of a mobile home and then blown right off for that foundation. The pieces of that, uh, home pieces of a families life flown across the front yard and across the road into into that field, back to you. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell her sometimes. That's fine. Yeah. On the way back, would you shoot look like, basically. And then thank you, but Northwestern? Yeah. Yep, I do. Sure. Okay. Yeah, that's fine. Have you seen? Have you seen what agency? The people in the yellow shirts them appear in sky Five pictures. You're seeing only on WRL news of this mobile home park destroyed in the middle of the night by one of S IAEA's tornadoes that spun up just after one o'clock this morning. You can see where people right now are digging through what's left of that home which was blown clean off the foundation, one of many homes in this area off of morning road that are destroyed. The contents scattered across the road and into the field on the other side of the road, along with vehicles. And the contents of all of these homes just sort of intermingled with each other in an area of about two miles of destruction, including snapped trees and other damaged buildings. The area we're talking about here is in Burti County, just to the southeast of Windsor is a pretty good distance from Windsor, and right now D. O T crews are working to clear trees on morning Road. As you head back toward Windsor, the Bertie County sheriff's office says, closed many of the roads in this area as they try to control access here. They are still searching, still looking here, as well as the Highway Patrol helicopter, which has been flying very low over this area, helping ah two ah, helping crews here looking for, uh, people, and also for any items that might be helpful. As they try to piece together what's left of this area. You can see where those vehicles just bunched up against each other along with the other debris from these homes. I count maybe six or seven homes that have been destroyed here. Ah, and then a couple of homes that suffered some damage but are still standing right next door to the homes that were destroyed. There are also some stick build houses next door to the mobile home park. The sustained some damage is Well, uh, clearly, though, this area just south of Windsor sustained the worst of that storm last night. You have not sure what the your, uh I think they wanted another few minutes, maybe Stamper. Okay. Okay, okay. Okay. Yes, just kill me. And these are live pictures you're seeing only on WRL from Sky five of a mobile home park in the Windsor area and Burti County, destroyed by a no overnight tornado. A duty Ah, piece of equipment there that, you see is trying to clear the debris for morning road so that crews can get in here. We heard earlier from the Burti County Sheriff that one person had died, others were missing. And the search continues here at this mobile home park on Warning Road. We're just south of Windsor And as you see from these pictures, there's very little left of this mobile home park. The tornado blew through just after 10 clock this morning. Cat Campbell was tracking it on radar saw the debris signature on the radar indicating a tornado on the ground. And some of that debris that was showing up on the radar might be what you're seeing here. The contents of these mobile homes blown apart, blown off foundation. There, on the right side of your screen, you can see where that foundation is. Just clean there the vehicles in these yards parked next to these homes blown across the road as well, and you can see debris blown across morning road into that field across the street. There, there's about a two mile, 1.5 to 2 mile path of damage that goes across this mobile home park. It includes snapped trees and other homes and buildings that are damaged just south of Windsor, and there's still a big problem getting cruise into this area. That's why you see those D o T. Ah excavators out there trying to work to clear the debris, said that other crews could get in. They have closed many of the rural roads in this area. The Burton County sheriff has to prevent people from coming down here. We heard earlier from this year. There's still a lot of valuable strong among this wreckage. And also there is still the search for missing people here in this area. Back to you. Yeah.