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Army, Marines move to help those hit by storms


FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) -- The Army is opening a tornado assistance center at Fort Bragg to help service members recover from the weekend's vicious weather.

Fort Bragg spokesman Benjamin Abel said Tuesday that 90 families who live off post reported damage to their homes. The center will help with lodging, financial questions, insurance and other needs.

A spokeswoman at Marine Corps' Camp Lejeune says a primary school is closing for the rest of the school year because of storm damage. Lt. Nicole Fiedler says 160 students at Tarawa Terrace 1 primary school will report to class Thursday at the elementary school next door.

Fielder says a nearly 2-year-old child injured Saturday remains in critical condition at a Greenville hospital but is improving.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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