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8:07 am
Sun April 27, 2014

Tornado In Eastern NC: "If My Husband Hadn't Been Holding On, It Would Have Sucked Me Out."

Winds as fast as 135 mph ripped roofs off of single family homes.
Blair Busby

More than a dozen people were taken to hospitals and an estimated 200 homes were severely damaged or destroyed following multiple tornado touchdowns in Eastern North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down in Beaufort county. Other EF-2 tornadoes hit Beaufort and Pitt counties. Some of the worst damage was experienced in Chocowinity - a town of about 800 people, considered part of 'Little' Washington area.

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