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Tornado swarm demolishes dozens of NC homes

North Carolina – More than 450 houses in North Carolina were damaged or destroyed on Saturday when 62 tornadoes were reported taken in at least 20 counties.

were destroyed, of whom over 60 houses, “said Julia Jarema, a spokeswoman for the Ministry for the fight against crime and public safety.

Governor Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency in North Carolina, as officials in more than a dozen countries, including Cumberland, Halifax and Wake. The state of emergency began the application process for public sector employees and federal permits and truck drivers who work more hours than usual to help with relief operations.

Perdue was touring the damaged areas of Sanford, Dunn, Fayetteville, Bladenboro, Snow Hill and Sunday Colerain. U.S. Senator Kay Hagan is also scheduled to visit the affected areas.

Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin assessing the damage Sunday.

In the Carolinas and Virginia, the National Weather Service recorded 87 touchdowns and 118 other cases of tornado winds.

WRAL Meteorologist Mike Moss said he did not really say that there were 87 tornadoes. Some tornadoes landed several times.

Super-cell thunderstorms crossed the state remained together 150-190 kilometers, “said Moss.
Bertie County

The worst-hit area appears to Bertie County, where at least 10 people died. County Manager Zee Lamb said a tornado was on the floor for about 10 miles between Askewville and Colerain.

“Many of these boys of search and rescue operations are veterans of Iraq and said that some areas looked worse than I saw in Iraq,” said Lamb.
Wake County

The storm in a mile-wide corridor through Raleigh, cutting of trees in the center and other mineral properties.

Emergency teams, rescuers and firefighters had a Stony Brook North Mobile Home Park is surrounded, from Brentwood Road, full of trees and other houses.

A house in the subdivision of Cardinal Grove, near Louisburg Road, was torn from their foundations and destroyed.

Near the center of Raleigh, blew a tornado South Saunders Street, cutting power lines and demolition of power poles.

Center and a dormitory Shaw University were damaged but nobody was injured. Other areas with heavy damage, including Buffalo, New Hope and portions of highways Yonkers.

Damage was also reported along Avent Ferry Road and NC 55, Holly Springs.

Yard waste center of Raleigh, 900 North New Hope Road, is open from Sunday to accept storm debris. The normal disposal fee shall apply to owners and entrepreneurs. City officials warned that there could be delays entering and leaving the facility.

Lee County

destroyed in Sanford, Lowe’s Home Improvement Center through the storm, police and witnesses have been told. No employees or customers were injured.

The houses were also damaged in the district of San Andrés.

Cumberland County

Fayetteville The worst damage was in the Yadkin and Reilly road areas. The Family Lodge Road Apartments Reilly suffered severe damage.

damaged areas remained closed to traffic Sunday morning. The affected residents can get in the districts and the city is also bus in the parking lot of Food Lion in Morganton and Reilly roads.

Central and Eastern North Carolina

Spectators reported that the mobile home park was destroyed microphone. The storms damaged homes and businesses for half a mile along the road Blackman.

The storms cut a gap of 20 miles on the damage Sampson County, North Carolina Highway 242 to Bonnettsville and Clinton in the north-eastern border with Wayne County. Houses, shops have been damaged pigs and poultry.

Wilson also suffered heavy damage to homes and businesses around Tarbes Street Forest Hills and the crest of the blueberries in the city and around Raeford Road, Quaker Road and Spring Hill in the county.

considerable damage in Harnett County Dunn. An ammonia leak occurred in the Food Lion store, of Long Branch Road and NC-301.

Roanoke Rapids city officials said they were struck by two tornadoes, damaging at least 20 houses and shops. Guardian nursing home was damaged, but no residents were injured.

A curfew is in force by 21 clock Sunday in Roanoke Rapids. City officials urged people to obey the police and to stay off roads as much as possible.

About 30 houses were damaged in Camp Lejeune Tarawa Terrace residential area II.

A tree fell on at least one house in the county of persons temporarily trapping a family.

Scotland County officials said they have received only minor damage.

There were new reports of the storm of Lee, Union, Caswell, Rowan Johnston, Wayne, Guilford and Alamance counties, according to the state public safety department spokesman Julia Jarema.

Power outages

Crews are working to power in North Carolina, where more than 230,000 people lost service to establish the level of the storm again.

Almost the entire city of Clinton in Sampson County was without electricity. Progress Energy officials said it could recover 20 hours before serving.

From half past seven, around 29,000 customers of Progress Energy without service in Wake County and 16,000 in Cumberland County. isolated power outages in central and eastern North Carolina.