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Officials: ‘Freak Storm’ Caused Deadly North Carolina Tornado

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the state must learn from the surprise tornado that struck Ocean Isle Beach with little or no warning, leaving three people dead and 10 injured. The governor surveyed the brunt of the …

Disaster Declaration Approved for North Carolina Tornado

President Donald Trump has approved a request from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for a federal disaster declaration for tornado damage in Guilford and Rockingham counties. Cooper declared a state of emergency for Guilford and Rockingham counties on April 20 …

Recovery Efforts Underway in North Carolina After Tornado Damages 1K Structures

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey this week toured some of the areas hardest hit by a mid-April tornado, saying the storm damaged more than 1,000 buildings in one county alone. As the clean-up efforts continue in Greensboro and Rockingham …

State of Emergency Declared for 2 North Carolina Counties Hit by Tornado

Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in two North Carolina counties which suffered major damage from a tornado. Cooper’s declaration Friday for Guilford and Rockingham counties means state government resources can help governments with recovery efforts. It …

Minor Damage Reported in North Carolina From Waterspout Turned Tornado

A waterspout briefly came ashore as a tornado in North Carolina last week, causing minor damage to houses before dissipating. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the National Weather Service confirmed the waterspout made landfall around 11:30 a.m. July 19 as …

Damage Reported in North Carolina From Severe Storms That Spawned Tornado

Officials in a North Carolina county say a tornado has destroyed a fire department. The Fayetteville Observer reports Sampson County Emergency Management said the Autryville Fire Department was destroyed by a tornado on Tuesday. Reports indicate the roof of the …

Weather Service Confirms Tornado Near Wilmington, North Carolina

The National Weather Service says a tornado struck northern New Hanover County, uprooting trees and damaging some homes. The storm hit in the Ogden area about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service in Wilmington confirmed late Thursday that the …