Some damage seen in Johnston County after tornado reported near Smithfield

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WNCN) – A tornado was reported Friday evening near Smithfield in Johnston County, according to the National Weather Service. 

The report came in around 5:20 p.m. The NWS said radar indicated rotation and it was moving northeast at 55 mph.

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The NWS at the same time also issued a tornado warning for southeastern Johnston County until 5:45 p.m.

Part of a roof was ripped off a home in the Pine Level area off Hinnett Road in Selma.

Pine Level fire crews responded to the scene and helped attach a tarp to the roof. No one was hurt, officials said.

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The entirety of central North Carolina is in a tornado watch into the evening. CBS 17’s Storm Team is continuing to track the storms, which have led to tornado warnings being issued in various areas around central North Carolina.

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