UPDATE: Damage caused by tornado near Pink Hill

The National Weather Service confirms an EF-1 tornado touched down near Pink Hill in Lenoir County Friday around 7:20 p.m.

According to reports, no one was injured in the tornado's path which was about a half mile long.

Officials say the tornado first touched down near properties on Turner Farm Road and stripped some of the siding off one house and part of the roof off of another.

The tornado later caused damage along Snags Path Road, uprooting trees, tearing the part of the roof off of a home causing debris to hit a power transformer pole.

Maximum wind speed reached between 85-95 mph.



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Thunderstorm Damage
A few buildings have sustained damaged following storms that passed through Eastern Carolina this evening.

Lenoir County Emergency Management Director Roger Dail says that around 4 or 5 out buildings, such as barns and stables, had roofs torn off in Pink Hill.

Dail says the damage happened off Watering Pond Road near Pleasant Hill Road.

There were no injuries according to Dail.

Yoder's Dutch Pantry on Highway 118 in Grifton posted on its Facebook page damage to picnic tables, a swing set, and some other property.