Orange County suffered roughly $1 million in damage due to last Friday’s EF-2 tornado, according to a county estimate.
The tornado ripped a path from White Cross to near Hillsborough and was the strongest in a series of tornadoes that formed across North Carolina.
Despite wind speeds estimated at 115 miles per hour and property damage across the tornado’s path, there were no major injuries reported.
One unoccupied house was destroyed by the tornado.
The Tornado History Project website said that last Friday’s tornado was the second strongest on record in Orange County. An EF-3 tornado in 1992 remains the strongest documented tornado. That 1992 storm resulted in two fatalities, according to the website.
Orange County manager Bonnie Hammersley authorized the waiving of permitting and inspections fees “for any structures that sustained damage related to the storm.”