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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTION.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
1033 PM EDT FRI SEP 14 2007

...NUMEROUS TORNADOES TOUCH DOWN ACROSS CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...

ON THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 14TH AS TROPICAL MOISTURE 
STREAMED NORTH AHEAD OF THE REMNANTS OF HUMBERTO THE ENVIRONMENT 
OVER CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA BECAME SUPPORTIVE OF BRIEF TORNADO 
DEVELOPMENT. THE TORNADOES ALL DEVELOPED ALONG A STATIONARY FRONT 
AND MOVED EAST AND NORTHEAST.

THE FOLLOWING WERE CONFIRMED TORNADOES...

FORSYTH COUNTY...A TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN IN THE CLEMMONS AREA
AROUND 236 PM DAMAGING SEVERAL HOMES ALONG PEACE HAVEN STREET.
SEVERAL TREES WERE ALSO BLOWN DOWN.

DAVIDSON COUNTY...A TROOPER REPORTED A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHDOWN
AROUND 423 PM ON HIGHWAY 52 JUST NORTH OF LEXINGTON. THIS REPORT
WAS CONFIRMED BY A SPOTTER NEAR THOMASVILLE.

HARNETT COUNTY...A BRIEF TORNADO TOUCHED DOWN ONE MILE NORTH OF
LILLINGTON IN THE RIVER BLUFF DEVELOPMENT ON SOUTH RIVER ROAD.
NUMEROUS TREES WERE KNOCKED DOWN IN THE AREA. THE TORNADO TOUCHED
DOWN AGAIN BRIEFLY AT 620 PM JUST NORTHEAST OF LILLINGTON.

JOHNSTON COUNTY...THREE TORNADOES TOUCHED DOWN IN JOHNSTON COUNTY.
THE FIRST OCCURRED AT 615 PM IN CLAYTON NEAR THE CLAYTON MIDDLE
SCHOOL. THIS TORNADO WAS OBSERVED BY NUMEROUS PEOPLE RANGING FROM
THE PUBLIC TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SPOTTERS. THE SECOND TORNADO
TOUCHED DOWN FROM THE SAME THUNDERSTORM NEAR THE JORDAN COMMUNITY NORTHEAST
OF CLAYTON. THE THIRD TORNADO DEVELOPED FROM A STORM MOVING NORTH
OUT OF HARNETT COUNTY TOUCHING DOWN AT 650 PM 5 MILES NORTH OF
BENSON.

WAKE COUNTY...STORM SPOTTERS AND THE PUBLIC REPORTED A TORNADO
TOUCHDOWN NEAR LAKE BENSON JUST SOUTH OF GARNER. WIDESPREAD WIND
DAMAGE WAS ALSO REPORTED IN FUQUAY-VARINA HOWEVER THIS DAMAGE WAS
LIKELY THE RESULT OF STRAIGHT LINE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. 

ALL TORNADOES WHICH TOUCHED DOWN WERE ESTIMATED TO BE EF-0
INTENSITY WITH WINDS BETWEEN 65 TO 85 MPH BASED ON WIND DAMAGE
REPORTS.