Update: NWS confirms that a tornado touched down in Kinston on Thursday
The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Kinston Thursday, damaging a furniture store, buildings, homes, trees and utilities.
The damage was consistent with 90-100 mph winds, making it an EF-1 tornado.
Officials say the tornado stayed on the ground for about three quarters of a mile and was about 100 yards wide. It lasted for about a minute.
There were no injuries.