Southwestern NC Tornado Coverage

Last Updated on October 2, 2022 5:38 pm

Here's a collection of items from across the net on the coverage of the tornadoes that hit the southwestern portion of North Carolina on Friday night.

*UPDATED 7:40 pm Tuesday March 6*

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Clean up and rebuilding begins in Murphy, NC –

Cherokee County damage assessment continues after tornado hits Murphy

Pictures from Murphy, NC

Perdue seeking assistance for NC tornado damage

News Channel 7 video

News Channel 7 video

Photos courtesy of

Murphy N.C

Autoparts store

taken by Chris Vinson from the Walmart parking lot in Franklin, NC

Three metal self-storage buildings at Natural Springs mini storage next to Doyle's Cedar Hill Restaurant were lifted into the air and destroyed by the tornado, leaving everyone's belongings nearly untouched and in place.

This Sherwin-Williams paint truck was rolled from one end of the parking lot to the other by the tornado. The store was almost completely destroyed.

Murphy tornado damage at a storage facility. Photo Credit: James VanderWoude

Press Conference concerning Murphy, NC Tornado on 3/2/12

WRAL Video

Approximate path of tornado that hit Cherokee County, NC according to Cherokee County Cooperative Extension facebook page

Tornado causes damage in Cherokee County – Asheville Citizen Times

Tornadoes hit Cherokee County – The Andrews Journal

Storms Ravage Western North Carolina Counties – WSPA TV

Homes Destroyed By Storms In North Carolina – – WSPA TV

Storm Damage in Murphy, NC

Red Cross Volunteers Head To Tornado-Stricken NC – WYFF TV

Red Cross Calls For Tornado Help – WYFF TV

Red Cross opens shelter in Murphy, NC –

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