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Hurricane Dorian-spawned tornado damages Emerald Isle, town officials say

Hurricane Dorian-spawned tornado damages Emerald Isle, town officials say
Posted at 11:47 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 12:50:48-04

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. -- Several tornadoes or possible tornadoes were being reported in parts of the Carolinas Thursday morning, including a twister that the National Weather Service says left a trail of destruction in Emerald Isle, North Carolina.

Town officials said a tornado formed by the Salty Pirate Water Park of Emerald Isle and the RV Park.

“Shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, Emerald Isle experienced a water spout / tornado," Emerald Island Public Information Officer Matt Zapp said. "There is property damage in the vicinity of Island and Reed Drives. Boardwalk RV Walk suffered the most severe damage."

No injuries have been reported.

Tornadoes are common in the thunderstorm bands of hurricanes and tropical storms, especially in the right-front quadrant of the system. The tornadoes tend to be short-lived and may come with little, if any, warning.

North of Wilmington, a tornado passed a fire station Thursday in video tweeted by the National Weather Service.

Tornadoes are common in the thunderstorm bands of hurricanes and tropical storms, especially in the right-front quadrant of the system. The tornadoes tend to be short-lived and may come with little, if any, warning.

North of Wilmington, a tornado passed a fire station Thursday in video tweeted by the National Weather Service.

CNN Wire contributed to this article.