Wendell, N.C. — 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.
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