NWS Confirms Monday Morning Twister In Coats

Dunn Daily Record Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

By Rick Curl
Dunn Daily Record

COATS – The National Weather Service in Raleigh confirmed a tornado touched down in Harnett County early Monday morning.

NWS Meteorologist James Danco told The Daily Record an EF0 tornado with 85 mph winds touched down 2 miles southwest of Coats around 7:21 a.m. He said the storm was on the ground for approximately two minutes leaving behind a path of moderate damage.

Dunn Daily Record Photo by Thomas Honeycutt

Danco said the storm was responsible for roof and siding damage to several homes. It’s also blamed for uprooting or snapping more than a dozen trees, knocking down at least two fences and destroying or turning over at least two outdoor sheds.

Short-term power outages were reported in the area and no one was injured.

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