National Weather Service confirms a tornado hit Emerald Isle
After some severe weather Saturday, the National Weather Service confirmed a tornado damaged several homes in Emerald Isle.
Officials say an EF-2 tornado hit the town around 2 p.m. and estimate that wind speeds got as high as 120 mph.
The tornado started near the intersection of 8th Street and Ocean Drive damage the roofs of several homes. A large work trailer was also overturned.
A report says part of the roofing material torn off a home landed across Hwy 58.
No was injured by the tornado according to officials with the National Weather Service.