Hickory Regional Airport in North Carolina devastated by 100 mph tornadoes

Published on : Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hickory Regional AirportHickory Regional Airport, located in the central business district of Hickory, a city in Catawba County, North Carolina of United States has received burnt form a possible tornado that tipped through the eastern part of Burke County with what some said were 100 mph winds ravaging the business travels.



It was around 4:45 p.m., the tropical storm hit hard in regions of Catawba County, North Carolina, as the several reports previously seen the possible tornadoes.



It is undetermined if a cyclone made a landing at the airport, but the powerful winds left a large mark and destroyed multiple hangers and damaged up to eight different privately owned airplanes and the jet carrier.



Rick Foster, of Hickory Regional Airport, has stored his Piper Comanche airplane at the Hickory Regional Airport for eight years and has never encountered weather like this, what happened.



The tornadoes were reported in several different parts of the foothills of Catawba County, but the National Weather Service had not confirmed any touchdown as of Monday night.



The National Weather Service generally assesses an area days after a storm to resolve if it was a tornado and what level it measured on the Enhanced Fujita Scale.



About eight planes inside the hanger with a majority of them are damaged, said Sarah Prencipe, communications specialists with the city of Hickory.



This small airport is owned by the administration of Hickory.




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