Breathtaking photos/video of waterspout at Carolina Beach, NC (from this morning)

Waterspout in Carolina Beach posted to Twitter by Steven Harrell. who indicated his brother took the photo. Here’s a video (by a different photographer) capturing a similar picture.

UPDATED at 3:30 p.m. with VIDEO.

A waterspout formed off the coast of Carolina Beach in southern North Carolina this morning. Both over water and as it came ashore as a tornado, residents and beachgoers captured some amazing photos, including the dramatic shot above.

WWAY-TV out of Wilmington said it had not received reports of significant damage or injuries (see its Facebook page for more photos). However, Tony Burnett-Millage, who took two of pictures shown below, said via Twitter the waterspout (turned tornado land) ripped up some walkways along the beach and tossed trashcans around.

Keep reading for more images and video of the waterspout...

A ton of videos were taken of the waterspout/tornado. Here’s just one of many posted to YouTube:

Photo of waterspout washing ashore, spinning up sand on Carolina Beach. Posted to Twitter by @TheLittleTrader.

Sand being stirred up by the waterspout. Posted to Twitter by Tony Burnett-Millage (@tmoney1184 on Twitter)

One more view of the waterspout. By Tony Burnett-Millage (tmoney1184 on Twitter)
Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.


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