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VIDEO: Tornado swirls through Burlington

Maryann Tucker was doing a Facebook live when she captured the tornado on video while riding in the car along the South Church Street area.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington woman couldn’t contain her excitement while capturing a tornado on video.

Maryann Tucker was doing a Facebook live when she captured the tornado on video while riding in the car along the South Church Street area.

“Holy cow! There’s a tornado, y’all,” she screamed.

"We had to go pick up supper so I was like, we'll just go, and we should be home before it gets to us," she told WFMY News 2 on Friday. 

On the way back from picking up supper, when she realized she wouldn't miss the strong storm. On the drive, she witnessed the now-confirmed EF-1 tornado passing through Guilford and Alamance County. 

"It was absolutely amazing, it was some thing that you see on TV and I know people who have seen them before, but I've never seen one. It was just really cool."

Once she got back home, Tucker learned it would have been a close call either way, as the tornado's path was only a mile or so from her house.

Alamance County was under a tornado warning at the time. It was part of a multi-county tornado warning.

Tim Hensley captured this image of a possible funnel cloud also in the Burlington area. 

Credit: Tim Hensley
Photo captured by Tim Hensley of what looks like a funnel cloud in Burlington

The National Weather Service has not confirmed the tornado at this time but WFMY News 2’s Meteorologist Tim Buckley said it is in fact a tornado.

The National Weather Service will be in the Triad Friday morning to survey the damage and to determine if tornadoes did touch down in the area. They will begin to survey the damage in High Point and work their way to other areas in the Triad.