The National Weather Service visited Alexander County on Friday, March 25 to survey the damage sustained during a storm on Wednesday night, March 23. The NWS confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in the northwest section of Alexander County that night. It appears there was a 5-6 mile stretch of wind damage that included damage from the EF1 tornado, which had winds of at least 110 mph. Several houses sustained damage during the severe storm, with many downed trees. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.
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