CHOCOWINITY, NC (AP) — Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Julia Jarema said the boy died in the hospital Sunday, two days after his home in Edenton was destroyed in one of eight tornadoes that hit the state.
Gov. Pat McCrory toured Chowan County and said his prayers go out to the boy’s family. He also viewed damage in Beaufort County and Perquimans County, promising residents he will see what the state and federal governments can do to help.
More than a dozen people were injured and around 200 home and businesses were destroyed or heavily damaged in Friday’s tornadoes that also struck Pitt, Halifax and Pasquotank counties.
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