Tornado reports from Florence released by National Weather Service

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.