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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WILMINGTON HAS DETERMINED THE TWISTER WHICH TORE THROUGH GREENVILLE TUESDAY EVENING WAS AN EF-1 TORNADO, WITH WIND SPEEDS AS STRONG AS 110 MILES PER HOUR.  THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE BEGUN AT 8:25 PM AND ENDED AROUND 8:40PM.  THE PATH LENGTH IS BELIEVED TO BE JUST UNDER 12 MILES.   THE TORNADO LIKELY BEGAN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF GREENVILLE-NASHVILLE ROAD, AND NEW MADISON-COLETOWN ROAD, WHERE SEVERAL TREES WERE UPROOTED.  THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEASTWARD, CROSSING STATE ROUTE 502.  MINOR DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO HOMES AND TREES WAS OBSERVED NEXT ON DALY ROAD JUST WEST OF GREENVILLE.  THE WIDTH OF THE TORNADO INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY AS THE TORNADO ENTERED GREENVILLE. NUMEROUS TREES WERE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED WITHIN THE GREENVILLE UNION CEMETERY. THE MAJORITY OF THE WIND DAMAGE TO HOMES WAS FAIRLY MINOR WITH SHINGLES AND SIDING REMOVED AT MANY RESIDENCES.  THE TORNADO EXITED GREENVILLE NEAR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, CONTINUING ALONG KRUCKEBURG ROAD, CAUSING MORE DAMAGE TO OUTBUILDINGS AND HOMES.  THERE WAS TREE AND STRUCTURE DAMAGE ALONG CHILDREN’S HOME BRADFORD ROAD AS THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTHEAST.  MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY FOLLOWING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA FROM THE WILMINGTON OFFICE.