Emerald Isle RV Park damaged in tornado

Emerald Isle RV Park damaged in tornado
A tornado reportedly ripped through a campground in Emerald Isle Thursday morning as Hurricane Dorian churned up the coast. (Source: Town of Emerald Isle)

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (WITN) - There is heavy damage this morning from a tornado that hit a Crystal Coast mobile home park.

Emerald Isle police say a tornado touched down in the area shortly after 9 a.m. at the Boardwalk RV Park.

A tornado tore through Emerald Isle on Thursday morning before Hurricane Dorian’s arrival (Photo: Town of Emerald Isle)
A tornado tore through Emerald Isle on Thursday morning before Hurricane Dorian’s arrival (Photo: Town of Emerald Isle)

One eyewitness says out of the 50 mobile homes in the park, about half received damage.

Police say they saw the waterspout coming ashore and straight for the RV park. They say the tornado then went across the sound and then hit the mainland.

Damage in Emerald Isle, NC caused by a tornado around 9 AM this morning. (Source: NWS Newport/Morehead)
Damage in Emerald Isle, NC caused by a tornado around 9 AM this morning. (Source: NWS Newport/Morehead)

At 9:06 a.m., the National Weather Service says a tornado was located over Emerald Isle moving northwest at 30 mph.

So far there have been no injuries.

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