Widespread Damage In Several Counties From Tornado Reports

The National Weather Service is reporting major damage in several counties as tornadoes passed through the central part of the state.

In Person County six homes were destroyed. Houses were damaged in Lee County with possible houses collapsed. There is also a report of a Lowe's Hardware store destroyed in Lee county.

In Robeson County there are reports a tornado took a roof off a house. In Wake County there are reports of debris falling in North Raleigh from a large tornado on the ground. Numerous brick buildings are reported to be destroyed along South Saunders Street in Southeast Raleigh.

We have not had any reports yet of any injuries.

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  • by wow on Apr 17, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    sorry to hear it! glad he is okay though, it was a rough night. we were so thankful not to have any damage or injuries.
  • by barbara jenkins Location: piney green area jacksonville, nc on Apr 16, 2011 at 07:44 PM
    son in house in piney green area- house is gone - neighborhood destroyed - he is ok - but power lines down - can't get out - cars destroyed!

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