Tornadoes Confirmed In Wilson, Greene Counties

The National Weather Service says weak tornadoes touched down Sunday evening in two Eastern Carolina counties.

According to storm damage reports, two people spotted a tornado around 6:15 p.m. in Wilson County. One person near Stantonsburg reported a funnel cloud, and farm equipment that was moved about 30 feet. There was also damage to shingles on a roof. Another report of a tornado was made closer to Wilson.

Ryan Ellis with the NWS office in Raleigh says an EF-0 touched down south of Stantonsburg, off of Highway 58 in a field. Winds were estimated below 80 miles per hour.

In Greene County, a damage report came in from Walstonburg. A roof blew off of a pack house on Pope Farm Rd and siding ripped off of a nearby home. The NWS says a weak EF-0 tornado touched down there as well with winds around 70 miles an hour.

A tornado has also been confirmed by the National Weather Service in the Wake County town of Rolesville. At least one man was hurt when a power line hit the roof of his home, starting a fire there. Eighty-six-year-old Cecil Bell of Rolesville was in fair condition at WakeMed Hospital, where he was being treated for smoke inhalation.


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