6 confirmed tornadoes touched down in Virginia and North Carolina on Friday

Storms bring damage, no injuries in eastern South Carolina

Meteorologists said an EF1 tornado with maximum winds of 95 mph touched down approximately four miles northeast of Oxford in Granville County at 5:21 a.m.

Residents are working to clean up after a tornado caused major damage to yards and homes in Rockyhock area of Edenton, North Carolina. It touched down after a thunderstorm went through Smith Mountain Lake. The tornado caused tree damage as it moved across Rocky Hock Road.

An EF-1, he explained, is on the low end of the tornado scale.

"I'm seeing enough evidence where it's leaning more toward a tornado", National Weather Service Science Officer Steve Keighton said.

The storm's peak winds reached 90 miles per hour, making it a category EF1 tornado.

Kevin Bunch of W.R. Bunch's Produce on Rocky Hock Road said he watched as the tornado touched down.

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No serious injuries have been reported.

The National Weather Service had previously confirmed that another EF-0 tornado touched down in Chowan County in northeastern North Carolina between 7:43 a.m. and 7:50 a.m. Friday morning.

The tornado passed in a matter of seconds, then she sent text messages to her friends and daughter to let them know she made it through.

"It's kind of an educated guess, determining a tornado versus not is sometime relatively easy but if it's a fast moving storm and it's a weak tornado that can be hard too", Keighton said.

Although this tornado was small, the weather service says its just as important to survey as all the rest.

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