Voice TV: Roanoke Island residents describe Monday’s tornado

By on May 12, 2015

(Douglas Kenyon video)

Residents of the Vista Lake neighborhood on Roanoke Island describe what happened when a waterspout formed Monday evening over the Croatan Sound and moved on shore.

The tornado left behind damaged roofs and downed trees in the south end of Manteo around 5:20 p.m. before moving into the Roanoke Sound and dissipating near Whalebone Junction. No injuries were reported

Garnette Guyton of Duck Cottage Downtown Books captured dramatic video of the waterspout moving parallel to the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway.

The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City said it will be Tuesday or Wednesday before they could get a meteorologist in the area to determine the exact strength of the twister.

According to our video and photos, they would classify it unofficially as an EF-0 or low-end EF-1 tornado.

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