Strong storms, possible tornado damage NC homes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say strong thunderstorms and a possible tornado damaged at least a dozen homes in North Carolina. Three people suffered minor injuries.

Officials in Wilson County, in the eastern part of the state, say they think a tornado touched down near Sims Tuesday evening. One person was injured there. The twister has not been confirmed by the National Weather Service.

About 25 people sought refuge in a shelter set up at an elementary school in the county.

Two minor injuries were reported in nearby Nash County, where officials say two mobile homes were destroyed and power lines were knocked down.

A tornado watch was in effect from the Charlotte area toward the northeastern coastal counties.


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