HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The estimate of damage is growing from the six tornadoes that hit North Carolina last weekend.
Multiple media outlets reported Friday that High Point officials have tripled an earlier damage estimate and now believe more than 600 homes and businesses were hit in the city.
The National Weather Service says six tornadoes touched down in the state Sunday night, with the worst hitting High Point with winds of almost 140 mph.
The weather service says two twisters touched down in Davidson County, with others striking in Person, Gaston and Rowan counties.
Federal Emergency Management Agency representatives surveyed damage in High Point and Davidson County on Thursday. Their damage findings will help determine whether federal or state disaster help is available.
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