Updated: Monday, 30 Jul 2012, 1:38 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 30 Jul 2012, 11:04 AM EDT
DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - A waterspout was captured in the Outer Banks Monday morning, catching many beachgoers off guard.
According to the National Weather Service, a tornado was spotted over the Bodie Island Lighthouse in Dare County, North Carolina. The tornado was moving west at 10 miles per hour, the NWS said.
Sandy Sanderson with Dare County Emergency Management said waterspouts were reported over the sound and one touched down in Oregon Inlet. Sanderson said nothing touched land.
Anyone in Dare County should take cover and move into an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building during a warning. Avoid windows.
Those in a mobile home, vehicle or outdoors need to move into the closest substantial shelter right away. If no shelter is available, lie down in a low lying area.
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