Brunswick County ends the state of emergency after tornado
By WECT Staff | March 8, 2021 at 4:45 PM EST – Updated March 8 at 8:27 PM
BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) – Brunswick County has terminated the state of emergency that was declared by the county in the wake of the deadly EF-3 tornado that struck the Ocean Ridge Plantation community near Ocean Isle Beach last month.
According to the National Weather Service, the tornado initially touched down as an EF-0 with 80 mph winds near Sunset Beach. By the time it reached the Ocean Ridge community, the tornado had strengthened to an EF-3 with 160 mph winds, making it one of the strongest tornados to ever hit southeastern North Carolina.
County officials say if you have questions about assistance related to the tornado, to contact Emergency Services at 910-253-5383.
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