The National Weather Service has released five confirmed tornado reports from Hurricane Florence. All of the confirmed tornadoes reached EF1 strength.
On Thursday, September 13th at 11:09 am, a tornado touched down two miles east-northeast of Swan Quarter in Hyde County. Winds reached a maximum of 90 mph. The path stretched 3 miles and was 250 yards wide.
A few minutes later at 11:25 am, another tornado touched down two miles northwest of Lowland in Pamlico County. The path was slightly shorter at 1.2 miles, but it also had a width of 250 yards. Maximum winds are estimated at 90 mph.
Later Thursday night, at 7:53 pm, the third tornado formed. It touched down near the Cherry Branch Ferry. Max winds reached 105 mph. It stayed on the ground for only half a mile but had a width of 300 yards.
On Friday, September 14th at 10:34 pm, a tornado touched down near Stella and White Oak in Carteret County. Max winds reached 105 mph. The tornado stayed on the ground for 4.5 miles and had a width of 300 yards.
Early Saturday morning, at 3:03 am on the 15th of September, the fifth tornado touched down near Camp Lejeune, officially six miles west of Hammocks Beach. The tornado stayed on the ground for 2.5 miles and had a width of approximately 275 yards. Max winds reached 90 mph.