TYRRELL COUNTY: 5 Homes Destroyed; Curfew Enacted

Tyrrell County and the town of Columbia have enacted a curfew because of the storm.

The curfew will start at 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Sunday. If conditions persist it may be extended.

Sheriff Darryl Liverman reported on WITN that "We had tornadoes, 5 homes destroyed and a business suffered serious damage."

Liverman told us that Highway 64 is closed in Columbia because of downed power lines. The county is experiencing minor flooding and most of the county is without power as of 750am. He advised residents of Tyrrell County to stay home and ride it out until the storm is over.

The Sheriff told WITN that phone lines are down as well as many residents are experiencing power outages.


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  • by Noah Location: Columbia NC on Aug 29, 2011 at 04:42 PM
    That was taken on 64 about a half a mile out of town if you are heading to dare county/nags head.
  • by David on Aug 27, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    what are we looking at? where is this shot of? 64?
  • by Regina Location: Bristol, TN on Aug 27, 2011 at 11:30 AM
    PLEASE CHECK ON MARSHA SMITH AND HER FAMILY AT 505 BRIDGE ST., COLUMBIA, NC. AND PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF THEY ARE ALRIGHT. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY NEWS YOU COULD GIVE US ON OUR SISTER AND HER FAMILY. WE ARE IN EAST. TN AND CAN NOT GET THROUGH TO ANYONE. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.
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      by kim on Aug 27, 2011 at 02:09 PM in reply to Regina
      Regina, We are in Tn also and have family in Columbia. The tornado that hit was actually on 64 going towards the Outer Banks. Check here on FB and ask. https://www.facebook.com/groups/147377335349799/
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