STORM REPORTS: Mobile Home Damage, Injury; Barn Blown Over

Storm reports are coming into the WITN Newsroom as the storms move across Eastern Carolina.

An elderly woman was injured when high winds damaged her Duplin County home.

It happened around 2:00 p.m. on Kitt Noecker Road, southwest of Pink Hill. First responders say a metal carport was blown off a home, and the debris hit a van. A 16-year-old boy in the van was not hurt.

The debris continued on and struck a double-wide trailer, ending up on the roof of the home. An elderly couple was inside at the time. When the debris hit, the force knocked over a armoire inside, striking the woman. She was not severely injured, but taken to the hospital as a precaution.

In Jones County, a 140 foot barn was blown across Shivar Lane outside of Comfort. Also, on Ralph Barnes Road a tobacco building was blown off its foundation.

Quarter to golf ball sized hail has been reported in Duplin County, just east of Beulaville. Quarter-sized hail was also reported in Beulaville.

Amanda Edwards lives on Highway 24 and says the storm came through around 3:00 p.m. and covered their front and back yard with hail. She said the hail lasted for about 10 minutes.

Quarter-sized hail was reported northwest of Richlands.

A report indicates a child was hit by lightning in Craven County.

A house was reported to be hit by lightning in Pamlico County.

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  • by Lion or Lamn Location: Greenville on Feb 25, 2012 at 07:42 AM
    Let's hope this was the lion and March will come in like a lamb.
  • by Anonymous Location: Comfort on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:37 PM
    Ralph Banks Rd...
  • by mama24 Location: Beulaville on Feb 24, 2012 at 01:33 PM
    The storm came and went so fast but was scary all the same. Our swing set blew over, a trampoline blew across the a field and good 100 yards away. A burning barrel flew in to my sister car from next door. We could hardly see anything that was happening the rain was so hard. The golf ball hail was beating the side and roof so hard I really thought it was a tornado!
  • by Jones County on Feb 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM
    Pea-sized hail for a few minutes @ 3:30 P.M. (Between Pollocksville & Trenton)

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