Residents surprised, cleaning up after EF-1 tornado hits Pitt County

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BELVOIR, N.C. (WNCT) — The National Weather Service confirmed there was an EF-1 tornado in Pitt County early Sunday morning.

The tornado had max sustained winds of around 100 mph. According to the NWS, the tornado touched down two miles north of the Belvoir.

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No one was killed or injured.

A team from the NWS surveyed damage from the storm along Holland Road, Porter Road, and Floyd Harris Road near Belvoir Sunday morning. Officials said the tornado moved through a field on the south side of Floyd Harris Road, knocking down trees before moving towards Porter Road and severely damaging a large metal outbuilding.

The largest area of damage was concentrated between two homes on Porter Road.

9OYS spoke to two people who were inside when the tornado ripped apart their home off Porter Road. It happened so quickly they didn’t have time to move from their bed to a safe place.

One woman said the only thing that saved them when the walls collapsed was the post and frame of the bed.

A GoFundMe has been set up to help Tracy Baker and her family. You can donate here.

9OYS is working to learn more about the people displaced by the tornado.

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