The National Weather Service confirmed Friday a tornado touched down in the Gum Neck area of Tyrrell County on Tuesday.
With severe storms on the way Wednesday night, residents off of South Gumneck Road in Tyrrell County are already in cleanup mode after getting hit by an unconfirmed tornado on Tuesday.
A tornado warning was issued for parts of Duplin, Tyrrell and Dare counties Tuesday evening. A tornado also touched down in Sampson County, according to officials.
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