State of Emergency in North Carolina: 22 Confirmed Dead, More Than 400 Homes Damaged from 62 Tornados


Emergency crews searched for victims in hard-hit swaths of North Carolina, where more than 5 dozen tornadoes were reported from the worst spring storm in two decades to hit the state. (April 17)


Tornados east of Raleigh crossing Interstate 440, and heading northeast toward Wilson, North Carolina.


April 16, 2011 SPC StormReport

Storm Fatalities reported on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Two fatalities in Elizabethtown, North Carolina
One fatality in Benson, North Carolina
One fatality in Bladenboro, North Carolina
14 fatalities in Askewville, North Carolina
Two fatalities, one injury where 30 homes destroyed in Little Rock, South Carolina
One fatality in Wade, North Carolina
One fatality in Godwin, North Carolina near Linden
Three fatalities in Raleigh, North Carolina
Two fatalities in Broadway, North Carolina

Unconfirmed fatalities in Clam, Virginia Gloucester County
Possible fatalities in Powellsville, North Carolina

The population of Askewville, North Carolina was 180 at the 2000 census.