Tornado kills three, 10 injured in Brunswick County on southeast N.C. coast

The foundation is all that’s left of a home struck by a tornado on Feb. 15, 2021 near Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. [photo courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office]

Three people were killed and at least 10 people were injured after a tornado struck Brunswick County on the southeast North Carolina coast late Monday night.

An estimated 50 homes were damaged by the twister that touched down near Ocean Isle Beach at 11:50 p.m., Port City Daily reported.

Much of the damage occurred in the Ocean Ridge Plantation golf course community and Sea Village subdivision, according to the Wilmington-area news outlet.

The National Weather Service issued alerts about the possibility of severe weather and isolated tornadoes being spawned by the latest in a series of strong low pressure systems moving up the East Coast over the past week.

A tornado watch was issued for several hours overnight along the Outer Banks. Other than some strong, gusty winds and heavy downpours no damage had been reported in our area as of Tuesday morning.

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