Tornado touchdowns confirmed in Duplin County

Tornado touchdowns confirmed in Duplin County

DUPLIN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - According to the National Weather Service in Morehead City, two tornadoes touched down in Duplin County Wednesday afternoon.

The first tornado touched down around 12:50 p.m. near Warsaw with maximum sustained winds at 80 mph.

The second tornado received an EF-1 and touched down east of Calypso around 1:15 p.m. Winds with this tornado reached up to 100 mph. This twister snapped eight power poles and partially blew the roof off of a mobile home.

No injuries were reported with either tornado.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington also dispatched storm survey crews to Robeson and Bladen Counties, where tornado-warned storms also occurred Wednesday.

Damage in the Pembroke and St. Pauls areas of Robeson County included an overturned trailer but was determined to be from straight-line winds and not a tornado.

And though a funnel cloud was reported in Bladen County, survey crews were unable to find evidence of a tornado touchdown.

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