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National Weather Service confirms tornado in North Carolina

March 25, 2022 GMT

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down North Carolina earlier this week as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.

A team conducted a storm survey for the area northwest of Taylorsville in Alexander County and confirmed an EF-1 tornado with winds of up to 110 mph, according to a statement. It was 6 miles (10 kilometers) long and 150 yards (137 meters) wide, officials said

Wednesday’s storm brought down trees and damaged homes in the area on Wednesday, news outlets reported.