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National Weather Service in Wilmington said a tornado touched down near Shallotte in Brunswick County. Estimated maximum wind speed was 65 miles per hour.
A tornado caused damage along Old Reaves Ferry Road near Highway 90 Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
The phenomenon, which is also commonly known as a fire devil, or fire whirl is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame or ash.
St. Francis Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Landwerlin says about 30 people have been treated at the hospital's trauma center and three were admitted in "non-critical condition" after a tornado struck near midtown Tulsa.
The Barron County Sheriff's Department has released initial damage estimates from a tornado that tore through the Chetek area of northwestern Wisconsin last week.
Authorities in Mississippi have confirmed the death of a second person from severe weather moving across the state.
Louisiana's governor is warning residents the "extremely dangerous weather" hitting the state is just getting started and the state should be on "high alert."
The National Weather Service surveyed Brunswick County this morning and determined an EF-1 tornado came through there on Wednesday.
Tornadoes aren’t common in Southeastern North Carolina, but the area did see some isolated severe weather on Wednesday that prompted a tornado warning.