2nd Tornado In 2 Weeks Confirmed Along North Carolina Coast

 Tuesday, November 27, 2018


A tornado with winds of up to 120 mph hit parts of the North Carolina coast Saturday causing damage to several homes and knocking out power to thousands. Carteret-Craven Electric Co-Op said the tornado took out power lines and left nearly 15,000 customers in Carteret County without power. The tornado took out lines and poles between 8th and 9th Street in Emerald Isle, the company said.
The National Weather Service later confirmed an EF-2 tornado hit between 2:10 and 2:16 p.m. Saturday. The twister was about 75 yards wide and was on the ground about 2.8 miles, including distance as a waterspout.