NWS confirms EF-0 tornado touched down Wednesday near Hampstead

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The National Weather Service office in Wilmington has confirmed that an EF-0 tornado touched down in Pender County Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say the twister briefly touched down east of U.S. 17 outside of Hampstead in a wooded area around 3:45 P.M.

The tornado did some minor damage to some trees, however, no injuries and no structure damage were reported.

The estimated wind speed to the tornado was 65 miles per hour.

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