National Weather Service confirms Durham tornado - WRBL

National Weather Service confirms Durham tornado

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A survey team from the National Weather Service confirms that a tornado has struck near Durham.

The team confirmed Friday that an EF-1 tornado hit on Thursday about three miles southwest of Durham.

The report showed the storm lasted three minutes with a maximum wind speed of 90 mph. It was 150 yards wide and was on the ground for slightly less than a mile.

There were no injuries.

According to the weather service, dozens of trees were either snapped or uprooted. Approximately 40 homes suffered some sort of damage, mostly from falling trees and debris.

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