HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WECT) - A small tornado touched down in Holden Beach at 4:39 AM Sunday morning according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. The tornado was classified as an EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, making it the scale's weakest kind. The tornado had a maximum wind of 65 mph and had a maximum path width of 20 yards.
According to a storm survey team for the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, the tornado first made a touchdown near Lafayette Street north of Holden Beach road SW. The tornado uprooted a tree and knocked down large limbs before crossing Mclamb avenue SW. Along Mclamb avenue there were trees snapped on to a home on the east side of the road. On the west side of the road a screened in porch was lifted from the foundation and two pump houses were thrown into a home. Next the tornado proceeded across Lakeside drive SW where it knocked down a couple of trees and lifted over a pond on the north side of the road.
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