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Tornado hits Rockingham Co. leaving behind lots of damage

Trees and power lines are down across multiple roads including Wentworth Street in Reidsville.

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — A tornado hit Rockingham County Friday night. There are lots of reports of damage in the area to homes and roadways.

A tornado warning was issued for the area in the evening. Here's a look at the tornado warned storm earlier.

VIdeo from Jackie Weatherman shows the storm moving across Wentworth. The WFMY News 2 weather team believes this video shows the tornado that caused damage to the community

A first responder captured this photo of the storm outside of the Rockingham Co. Sheriff's Office. 

Emergency crews have set up a command center as they begin to respond to the damage across the area. 

Trees and power lines are down across multiple roads including Wentworth Street in Reidsville.

Here's a look at the damage in one part of the area along Wentworth Street. 

Other roads with damage include the following:

  • County Home Road
  • Sunset View Road
  • Wentworth Street
  • Parkland Road
  • Setliff Road
  • Cedar Lane

Emergency crews are busy responding to the damage. The sheriff's office said there are no reports of injuries at this time. 


MEBANE DAMAGE 

There was also a report of a possible tornado in Mebane. At least 30 people were inside the Gildan Mebane Distribution Center on East Washington Street when a wall was ripped off the building. Emergency crews said several buildings sustained damage in the East Washington Street area.

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