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What a night! Glad all are safe.
And now for something too real: from the front lines in Murphy, NC, after tornadoes and high winds left a path of destruction through parts of
Cherokee County on Friday night. All photos by the author, permission given.
Southwestern NC Tornado Coverage
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
The Cherokee County Cooperative Extension Service is reporting that most of the damage occurred in Hiwassee Dam, Grape Creek, Murphy and Peachtree.
Cherokee County Emergency Personnel are accessing the damage and doing door by door searches. Personnel from neighboring counties and states also will
be helping with any potential rescue operations, damage assessment and cleanup. Damage assessment is underway.
A command center for operations is at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. A shelter has been setup at Peachtree Volunteer Fire Department, 155
Upper Peach Tree Road, Murphy, NC 28906 by the Red Cross.
Brian Scoles with the American Red Cross said that an emergency shelter has been opened in Murphy, North Carolina, after several storms passed thru
the area causing extensive damage. Scoles said that seven families were at the shelter after their homes were either heavily damaged or destroyed. In
addition, several communities are inaccessible and expect the number of people in need of assistance to grow.
The Red Cross says they will remain on the job until all those affected by this storm have been helped. Currently, the area is still being impacted
by the storm and according to the Regional Response Coordination Center, most of the county is without power and 911 services are down.
[color=Salmon]For residents who wish to learn of the status of their loved ones who were affected by these disasters can log onto
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This was a close call. Ingles Supermarket (on back left out of picture) was missed
by maybe 75 feet as the tornado proceeded west, scouring the ridge to the right.
This parking lot has been somewhat cleaned already.
This semi-truck trailer overturned in the field was parked next to the other one
in the mid-background next to Sears. There are no scrape marks on the ground -
airborne for 200 feet!
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