Tornado touchdown confirmed in Carteret County

December 26, 2012 8:08:16 PM PST
The National Weather Service says a tornado knocked down trees and damaged a house in Carteret County.

Just after 3 p.m. Wednesday, local law enforcement reported a tornado located about 12 miles north of Beaufort.

The National Weather Service investigated damage left behind and confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down with winds estimated at 90 mph. It was around 100 yards wide and traveled about a quarter of a mile.

The tornado touched down around the intersection of Tuttles Grove Road and Madison Bay Drive, ending near N.C. Highway 101.

Several homes were without power following the storm.

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