Tornadoes Confirmed Along NC Coast In Cape Carteret and Emerald Isle

CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WNCN) - A pair of tornadoes touched down in eastern North Carolina Saturday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) says an EF-2 tornado hit Emerald Isle Saturday with top winds of 120 mph. A separate EF-0 tornado with top winds of 80 mph was confirmed to have hit Cape Carteret.

The EF-2 tornado caused damage to several homes and knocking out power to thousands, according to the NWS.

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