It has been one week since Hurricane Isaias made landfall in southern North Carolina as a category one hurricane. The aftermath is still visible after Isaias spawned dozens of tornadoes.
Those tornadoes have been surveyed over the last week and the results are quite impressive.
The tornado outbreak from Hurricane Isaias spanned two days, stretching from North Carolina to New England. There were a total of 110 tornado warnings issued between the dates of August 3-4.
The damage was impressive for some communities.
There were a total of 36 tornadoes that tracked a combined length of 260 miles. To put this in perspective, it’s almost equivalent distance from New York City to Virginia Beach as the crow flies.
Some of these tornadoes were on the ground for a long time. One tornado tracked nearly 30 miles from Lebanon, Delaware to Dover to 2 miles north-northeast of Middletown, DE. It was rated an EF-1 tornado along with 17 other EF-1 tornadoes.
Tornadoes are rated on a scale from zero to five, with five being the rarest and most destructive.
Hurricane Isaias became a tropical storm soon after making landfall and produced flooding as well as damaging winds up the East Coast.
Unfortunately, Hurricane Isaias is responsible for 12 fatalities including two from a tornado in North Carolina. It knocked out power to more than 3 million customers.
Isaias picked up forward speed as it tracked north and it eventually exited north into Canada where it became a remnant low.
The bottom line, Hurricane Isaias will be known for the tornadoes and flooding that it caused across the East Coast.