EASTERN CAROLINA -

The Tornado Warning for Eastern Carolina has expired.

At last check, no major damage was reported. But a viewer did report seeing "tight rotation" over Twin Lakes close to Whichards Beach Road near Chocowinity at about 7:55 p.m. Friday.

In addition, Kinston Street in Washington had some minor flooding.

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A Tornado Warning for some counties in Eastern Carolina has been extended Friday evening.

According to the National Weather Service, the following counties will be under the Tornado Warning until 8 p.m. Friday: Beaufort County, Mainland Hyde County, Washington County.

At 7:05 p.m. Friday, the public reported a funnel cloud over Washington, the NWS stated. The storm that produced the funnel cloud is near Slatestone and moving northeast at 15 mph.

A viewer reported seeing "tight rotation" over Twin Lakes close to Whichards Beach Road near Chocowinity at about 7:55 p.m. Friday.

Other locations in the warning include, but are not limited to: Pinetown, Terra, Ceia, Pantego, Wenona, Pungo Lake, Pungo and Pike Road.

Tune in to NewsChannel 12 as we track the storm.

The NWS says the safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room, such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.

If in mobile homes or vehicles, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.
  

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for several counties in Eastern Carolina Friday evening.

According to the NWS, the following counties will be under the Tornado Warning until 7:30 p.m. Friday:

Beaufort County (including the area of River Road in Washington)... Martin County...
Pitt County... Washington County.

A Tornado Warning is issued to warn that severe thunderstorms with tornadoes may be imminent. At 6:55 p.m. Friday, an NWS doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado near Washington moving northeast at 15 mph.

Other locations in the warning include, but are not limited to: Old Ford, Bunyan, Slatestone, Walla Watta, Pinetown, Terra Ceia, Pungo and Hinson.

Tune in to NewsChannel 12 as we track the storm.

The NWS says the safest place to be during a tornado is in a basement. Get under a workbench or other piece of sturdy furniture. If no basement is available, seek shelter on the lowest floor of the building in an interior hallway or room, such as a closet. Use blankets or pillows to cover your body and always stay away from windows.

If in mobile homes or vehicles, evacuate them and get inside a substantial shelter. If no shelter is available, lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.