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NWS confirms brief EF-0 tornado Sunday in Holden Beach


HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A brief, weak, tornado touched down in Holden Beach Sunday morning causing damage to a few homes according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. 

Around 4:40am, an EF-0 tornado with maximum winds of 65 mph touched down near Lafayette St. north of Holden Beach Rd. SW. It then continued on a 0.2 mi track before dissipating near Lakeside Dr. SW. 

A porch was lifted from its foundation as the storm rolled through and two pump houses were thrown into a home. Other minor damage included an uprooted trees and downed limbs. 

An EF-0 is the weakest rating on the Ehanced Fujita scale. 

This storm was part of a large cold front that simply brought heavy rain to most of Southeastern North Carolina.

– Meteorologist Tim Buckley


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