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.
About 100 people who lost their homes in a tornado strike will start piecing together their lives today.
Damage assessment teams are expected to visit this storm-ravaged community of Riegelwood where a powerful tornado killed eight people and sent a dozen others to hospitals.
Some of those left homeless by the storm spent the night in a shelter set up at an elementary school, and others stayed with friends or relatives.
Also today, Governor Easley plans to go on an aerial tour to survey the tornado damage. Afterward, he'll talk to local officials.
The tornado was part of a devastating line of thunderstorms that swept across the South on Wednesday and Thursday that left 12 people dead.