Tornado possibly touched down in Caldwell County, clean up underway

A tornado warning was issued for several counties in the WBTV viewing area Sunday evening.

  • Southwestern Catawba County in the Piedmont of North Carolina
  • Northeastern Rutherford County in western North Carolina
  • Northwestern Lincoln County in the Piedmont of North Carolina
  • Western Cleveland County in the Piedmont of North Carolina
  • South central Burke County in western North Carolina

A tornado has not yet been confirmed to have touched down in Caldwell County and southeast of Morganton in Burke County. Caldwell County Schools issued a two-hour delay for students Monday.

According to a spokesperson with Caldwell County Schools, "more than 100 people have been displaced from their homes, due to damage caused by the tornado and/or heavy winds."

The tornado warning was originally until 5:15 p.m. It was extended until 7 p.m. for some areas.

John Martin, with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, posted dash cam video of Sunday's storms.

Representatives from the National Weather Service will be in Caldwell County Tuesday to evaluate damage from the storm. Homes in the area were assessed by two task force teams Monday. According to their findings:

  • 96 homes were damaged from the storm
  • 6 homes are completely destroyed
  • 11 homes have major damage
  • There are no injuries reported
  • On the Mt. Herman Rd. just about every home has sustained some level of damage.

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