Tornado in USA on November 14 2018 04:22 AM (UTC).
A confirmed tornado caused some damage on the Crystal Coast Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service surveyed the damage and determined it was, in fact, an EF-1 tornado. The report came in to NWS at 4:44 a.m. in Atlantic Beach. The estimated wind speed was between 86-90 mph. The storm was estimated to be 150 yards wide and went on a path of about two miles. There were no injuries or fatalities. Officials said the tornado started along Club Colony Drive in Atlantic Beach and consisted of some siding blown toward the northwest with more debris scattered toward the southeast. The damage path continued north-northeast toward Freeman Lane and just west of Sands Villa. Multiple sheds were blown or rolled from their foundation with some roofing material found to be compromised. The path continued over Bogue Sound to Morehead City, where more damage was found between and near 4th and 5th Streets. Approximately 1,200 Duke Energy customers were without power in Atlantic Beach. That's where a power line came down in the storm. The downed power line was along East Fort Macon Road, near Sands Villas. One lane of the road was closed as power crews worked on the line Tuesday morning. NewsChannel 12's Daisha Jones talked to the crew on scene. They told her they hope to have power restored by 1 p.m. According to the Duke Energy outages map, power was expected to be restored by 4 p.m. Initially, a tornado watch for 10 counties was issued by the National Weather Service.