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.