General United States Weather

Tornado Hits Pfizer Pharmaceutical Facility in Nash County, NC

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A tornado passed through and left Nash County, North Carolina, and destroyed a major pharmaceutical building owned by Pfizer. This tornado destroyed the whole region of Nash County, and many residents are currently missing with at least two people injured. A part of I-95 was closed due to trees and electricity being down.

The tornado took at least 50,000 pallets of medicine from the Pfizer factory according to The tornado may have wiped out massive amounts of medicine at a factory run by Pfizer, Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said in an update on Facebook.

“I’ve got reports of 50,000 pallets of medicine that are strewn across the facility,” Stone said.

The Pfizer facility has more than 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing space and sits on 250 acres. The company says it is one of the largest plants of its kind in the world.

Two people in the area were transported by ambulance with minor injuries after the storm, and several others were treated, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

“​Currently we have a triage center up,” Nash County spokesperson Jonathan Edwards told in a phone call earlier. “Some homes have been damaged.”

The tornado scale is (EF2) which indicates a tornado with wind gust up to 135 mph.

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