National Weather Service confirms EF2 tornado in Yadkin County

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YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. – The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF2 tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon five miles southeast of Yadkinville.

The Courtney Elementary School gymnasium and athletic field were heavily damaged. Two school buses were also damaged, as well as some mobile classrooms.

The estimated maximum wind speed was 125 mph, according to the NWS.

Officials told FOX8's Kim Wynne there were 35 people -- 20 staff and 15 students, for an after-school program -- at the school. They took shelter and no injuries were reported at the school.

About 10 homes on Baity Road, near Courtney Elementary School, were damaged.

One injury was reported in Yadkin County as a result of the tornado.

YMCA Camp Hanes in Stokes County was also damaged by Wednesday's storms.

Multiple mobile homes in Stokes County on Cliff View Drive near King had varying degrees of damage.

The National Weather Service has not said if there was a tornado in Stokes County.