When Mother Nature strikes, disaster occurs. There’s no real hiding from the wrath of nature. Over the years North Carolina has been victim to hurricanes, tornados, blizzards, ice storms, and extreme thunderstorms. These 10 photos capture the gruesome devastation.
1. Sanford Tornado Damage
In 2011 a tornado reeked havoc on the small town of Sanford. We get just a glimpse of the damage in this photograph.
2. Severe weather in action
In 2012 severe weather caused tornados in NC. This image was captured in New Bern as an extreme thunderstorm rolled in.
3. Raleigh tornado
I'm sure several still remember the tornado that struck downtown Raleigh. This news picture is an eerie reminder.
4. After the ice storm
A truck attempts to navigate icy streets and fallen trees after an extreme ice storm occurred in western NC in 2014 leaving several without power for days.
5. Starting anew
A family walks through the destruction of Hurricane Irene which caused millions of dollars in damage along the coast.
6. After the snow
Snow piles up in a field after a huge snowstorm.
7. Double lightning strike
Two bolts of electricity appear to strike two houses in Cape Hatteras.
8. Hurricane Arthur
This picture captured in Kill Devil Hills shows the chaos of hurricane Arthur.
9. 1993 blizzard
The blizzard of 1993 had been called one of the worst storms of the century and left several NC residents buried in over 20 inches of snow.
10. Destroyed homes
The Clemmons tornado of 1998 displaced several residents and caused utter destruction to this town outside of Winston.