Updated:RICHMOND COUNTY, N.C. —
National Weather Service officials confirmed Tuesday afternoon that an EF-1 tornado touched down twice in Richmond County during Monday's storms.
According to Warning Coordination Meteorologist Necholas Petro, the tornado had winds near 90 mph and carved a two-mile, 100-yard wide path.
The officials visited Richmond County Tuesday, surveying damage from Monday’s storm.
A viewer sent Eyewitness News a picture of a funnel cloud in the area on Monday afternoon.
Richmond County Emergency Management said it hit just before 1 p.m. Monday south of Rockingham.
Viewer Ronnie Chavis captured the picture about that time. Shortly after, he snapped a picture of the damage along Saint Stevens Church Road, off Highway One. The roof of a building was damaged and the siding was ripped off.
Another picture shows a trampoline against a home.
No injuries were reported.
“I’m thankful to the Lord. I believe in the Lord, and he works in mysterious ways,” said witness Larry Chavis.