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2 tornado touchdowns confirmed in Robeson County

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Along Cedar Grove Church Road in St. Pauls. From Kimber Redd-Stello Along Cedar Grove Church Road in St. Pauls. From Kimber Redd-Stello

Some damage in North and South Carolina was reported and two tornado touchdowns were confirmed in parts of Robeson County Friday afternoon.

Damage was reported in Marlboro County SC and Robeson County NC after a tornado warning was issued just after noon Friday and lasted until 12:50 pm.

The National Weather Service sent a survey team to Pembroke and St. Pauls in Robeson County to determine if various damage was from a tornado.

They found that separate tornado touchdowns... a short-lived EF0 damage (estimated winds: 70 mph) near Elrod Road west of Pembroke at 12:15 pm, and high end EF0 damage (estimated winds: 85 mph) in St. Pauls that hit around 12:39 pm.

They also found microburst damage to 4 single wide homes along Crossbow Road off Emma Jane Road near St. Pauls (the west side of I-95). There were also a few trees blown down in that area by 60 mph gusts, the weather service said.

In McColl, SC, power lines were reported down at the intersection of Chelsea Lane and Highway 381.

In St. Pauls, NC, there is a report of a roof off home at the corner or 3rd and Townsend St. and a tree fell on a car just southeast of St. Pauls.

In Maxton, NC, a home was reportedly damaged near Elrod Road from a possible tornado. In Rennert, NC, multiple trees were reported down, possibly from a tornado.

Our area was under a tornado watch from late morning until early this afternoon. It was canceled around 2pm as the severe weather threat ended.

 

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