National Weather Service confirms EF1 tornado touched down near Wendell :: WRAL.com

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— The National Weather Service on Monday night confirmed that a tornado touched down near Wendell when a line of storms moved through Sunday night.

The EF 1 tornado touched down about 5 miles northwest of Wendell, near Hals Farm Road, at about 10:35 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The tornado was on the ground for about a minute.

The storm tracked to the north, damaging trees, a barn and several homes before crossing Sadie Drive, where homes sustained minor damage to siding and roofs, the National Weather Service said.

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The tornado also impacted several homes along Woodie Drive, with one sustaining significant damage when a tree fell through the roof.

About two dozen trees were uprooted and an outbuilding was destroyed as a result of the storm, officials said.

Officials said the storm had a top wind speed of 87 mph and a maximum path width of 100 yards.

Another tornado touched down Sunday night in Greensboro, causing damage to homes, churches and schools and killing one person.

2018-04-17 02:05:49

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