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National Weather Service confirms tornado near Charlotte

Posted 6:39 p.m. Thursday
Updated 8:18 a.m. Friday

— The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down near Charlotte.

Investigators from the weather service office in Greer, South Carolina, confirmed Thursday that the EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday evening.

On the Fujita scale, an EF-1 storm usually produces winds from between 86 to 110 mph. The storm was estimated to have maximum winds of 90 mph.

According to investigators, the tornado path varied from 100 to 150 yards wide and produced damage along a non-continuous path on the city's south side that was just over two miles.

Medic, the emergency medical service in Mecklenburg County, said on its Twitter page that one person was taken to the hospital with a serious injury.


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