Tornado strikes Dog Island

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A tornado packing a wind speed estimated at 95 mph struck Dog Island a little after midnight Saturday night, tearing off portions of a roof.

According to the National Weather Service, a 50-yard wide EF1 tornado traveled about 2.6 miles at about 12:26 a.m. Sunday morning.

The NWS reported that in addition to the roof being partially torn off, there was significant damage to the porch. In addition, damage to trees and power lines occurred. with Duke Energy reporting 97 customers without power on the island. No injuries were reported.

An EF (Enhanced Fujita Scale) 1 tornado carries winds of between 86 and 110 mph.

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