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Pitt County Tornado Was EF1

People are still in awe after a tornado touched down right next to their homes in Pitt County Tuesday.

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in Pitt County crossing Highway 43 with winds up to 110 miles per hour. He predicted it was about one hundred yards wide.

There was minimal damage, but it did manage to tear a roof off one house and move it off its foundation. The winds also picked up a car in the front yard and moved it to the side of the house.

Insurance inspectors were out Wednesday and said the house is a total loss. The only other damage on that road was a downed power line and a barn that was ripped apart.


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