Update: NWS confirms EF1 tornado leaves behind damage in Bertie County.

Storm damage along Quebec Road in Bertie County

Powellsville, N.C. – (WNCT). The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado hit Bertie County Friday night.

Officials with the Bertie County Sheriffs office says the tornado caused damage in the Powellsville area of Bertie County.

Several power lines and trees are down across the area. They tell us a peanut trailer was also knocked over by strong winds on Quebec Road.

Dominion Power is reporting  more than 800 power outages in Bertie County and only 85 in Hertford County. No word yet when power will be restored.

Stay with WNCT for the latest developments.

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