Following tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings throughout the day, a tornado reportedly touched down in Hillsborough just after 5 p.m. Friday evening.
Trees, signs, and power lines went down, and at least one house just south of Interstate-40 was demolished.
North Carolina state Rep. Graig Meyer shared a video showing massive wreckage around his home in the White Cross community in the southwestern part of Orange County. A bridge over a creek leading up to Meyer's house was virtually gone.
"[Our home and] our cars miraculously got missed," Meyer says in his video.
In a video with the Raleigh News and Observer, Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood details how the house on Old-86 "not 100 yards from" Interstate-40 was completely demolished.
"This residence was unoccupied, thankfully," Blackwood said. "So there are no injuries as a result of this, but the devastation and damage done to that home is an indication of just how bad this was."
The Orange County Sportsplex reported losing power at around 5 p.m., but said they were contacted by Duke Energy and expected to be open tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. as is regularly scheduled.
Mayor Tom Stevens reported other scattered power outages throughout town, in addition to some traffic lights that had been affected.