NWS confirms EF0 tornado touches down in Person Co.

The National Weather Service in Raleigh has confirmed that a
tornado briefly touched down in Person County Tuesday afternoon.

Officials have rated the tornado as an EF0 with maximum wind
speeds of 80-86 miles per hours. It touched down about 10 miles northwest of
Roxboro just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2.

Officials said the tornado was only on the ground for about
two minutes, but during that time there was significant tree and structure
damage to several homes.

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