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Damage to various parts of the city from the tornado that struck on May 5, 1989.

Damage to various parts of the city from the tornado that struck on May 5, 1989.

Damage to various parts of the city from the tornado that struck on May 5, 1989. Photo shows damage on Miller Street.

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  1. The storms were actually microbursts and straight line winds! We’re absolutely devastating! The area around Baptist Hospital was a war zone for a while! I refer to them as the storms of May 5! Cinco de. Mayo!

  2. Much of the damage was done by wind sheer, but three tornadoes touched down in Forsyth County that day, one F3 and two F2s. See the true story here:
    https://northcarolinaroom.wordpress.com/2018/05/07/twin-city-tornadoes-1989/

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