Gov. Cooper signs disaster declaration for Dortches following tornado

BY: - August 2, 2023

Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state disaster declaration Tuesday for Dortches, a small Nash County town that sustained severe damage from a catastrophic tornado. On July 19, Dortches was hit by an EF-3 tornado, with winds of 150 mph. The tornado was 600 yards  — or about six football fields — wide. The storm also […]