Tornado touchdown confirmed in Craven County

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado did touch down Tuesday evening here in Eastern Carolina.

It happened outside of Vanceboro near the intersection of Lewis and Gray roads.

After a survey today, meteorologists say an EF-0, with maximum winds of 65 miles per hour, briefly touched down around 7:45 p.m.

The Weather Service damage was confined to a house near the intersection where multiple branches, some 4 to 6 inches in diameter, were snapped off. Some flashing on the back of the house was lifted up, while porch furniture was blown to the northwest.

They estimate the tornado was only on the ground for five-tenths of a mile and there were no injuries.

There were multiple tornado warnings yesterday in Eastern Carolina, including ones in Craven, Lenoir, Pitt, Beaufort, and Wayne counties.