1 person injured after tornado hits NC coast

UPDATE: NC coastal tornado was rare ‘landspout’ with unusual rotation, weather officials say

UPDATE: NC coastal tornado was rare ‘landspout’ with unusual rotation, weather officials say

BOGUE, N.C. (WNCT) – The US National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City confirms a tornado touched down in Carteret County around 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

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One person was reported injured as a result of the EF-0 tornado touching down in the town of Bogue. The extent of the injuries are unknown at this time.

Video seemed to indicate that the tornado was a waterspout that moved onto land. Several witnesses also told the Carteret County Times-News that they saw the waterspout move onto land.

The newspaper reported an 18-foot boat on a trailer was picked up by the tornado and dropped on the porch of a house on Snow Goose Lane.

Minor to moderate damage was reported to yard furniture, boats and mobile homes.

The tornado touched down near the intersection of Red Barn Road and Everette Court and then traveled into the Goose Creek RV and Camping Resort, reports say.

Several boats on trailers were moved into a jack-knife position. Many boats received moderate damage.

Several mobile homes had minor damage to roofing material, siding, and skirting, while two mobile homes had significant damage to their porch awnings, which were lifted and tossed from 30 feet to more than a block away.

An EF-0 has wind speeds of 65-85 miles per hour. This particular tornado had estimated winds at 65 mph.

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