Funnel cloud touches down in Hyde County as North Carolina sees impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa

Posted at 6:42 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-08 18:42:29-04

FAIRFIELD, N.C. - A funnel cloud was spotted in Hyde County, North Carolina, as Tropical Storm Elsa began to hit our area Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. News 3 viewer Lindsey Mooney sent us a picture of the cloud.

A spokesperson from the Hyde County Department of Emergency Management confirmed to News 3 that a funnel cloud did appear to touch down in the county. He said it happened in a primary wooded and agricultural area.

The county has not seen any storm damage at the time this story was published, the spokesperson said.

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