NWS confirms EF1 tornado in Iredell County on August 17

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IREDELL COUNTY N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – The National Weather Service confirmed on Wednesday that an EF-1 tornado touched down on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 11:15 a.m. in western Iredell County.

Authorities said the tornado moved NNW about five miles into Alexander County. Its peak wind was 110 MPH. Mostly tree damage has been reported in the area. Thankfully, no injuries.

CONFIRMED TORNADO: An EF-1 tornado touched down Tuesday @ 11:15 am in western Iredell Co. & moved NNW about 5 miles into Alexander Co. Peak wind 110 mph. Mostly tree damage, no injuries. @FOX46News pic.twitter.com/mC2joNIkxx

— Tara Lane (@TaraLaneFOX46) August 18, 2021


At least 30 unaccounted for after storms in NC, damage assessment underway

Duke Energy had reported at least 128 customers without power near Union Grove following the storms.

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