A winter storm warning goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for Beaufort, Dare, mainland Hyde, Martin, Tyrrell and Washington counties. A winter storm advisory goes into effect at 7 a.m. Friday for the rest of Eastern Carolina. The threats are snow, sleet and freezing rain.
Officials say its the worst time of year for house fires, and that was unfortunately proved in Pitt County Saturday afternoon.
Thomas James Patrick can only look at his home after a fire ravaged the front of it Saturday afternoon around 1:30. According to Patrick, he was in the front room at his house at 2437 May Drive when he heard some popping, and noticed his curtains were on fire. Patrick says he quickly grabbed his wife and got out, with luckily no one getting injured. Fire officials say the house just had its smoke alarm changed less than a month ago, and now American Red Cross officials have come into help the family deal with the loss.
Red Cross officials arrived on the scene quickly, saying that they want to help a family within ten minutes of a disaster striking.