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Tornado

National Weather Service confirms NC tornado

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The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado that struck rural Beaufort County, destroying two homes and damaging at least six more. Meteorologist Jim Merrell of the National Weather Service office in Newport said the storm was up to 300 yards wide when it struck Monday. He said the storm's track length hasn't been determined. Full story...
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Two homes destroyed, more damaged by NC storm

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Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says no one suffered serious injuries from the storm that destroyed two houses and significantly damaged six other homes on Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Baptist Church finishes restoration of damaged buildings

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videoNearly three years ago, a string of deadly tornadoes tore through Bladen County leaving the Elizabethtown Baptist Church in shambles. Since then, the church has worked hard to rebuild, and now renovations are complete. Full story...
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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Atlantic Beach

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Atlantic Beach. It was an EF2 tornado, and had wind speeds between 111 to 135 mph, according to the NWS. Full story...
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Brief tornado causes damage at Holden Beach

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videoThe clean-up is underway after the National Weather Service in Wilmington says a tornado briefly touched down in Holden Beach early yesterday morning. Full story...
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Area restaurants collecting donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

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Even though Oklahoma is far away from North Carolina, one Leland restaurant still wants to help the tornado victims there one meal at a time. video Full story...
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Local efforts aid Oklahoma tornado victims

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video Charities are working to provide relief efforts to people affected by the tornadoes in Oklahoma. The charity asks for financial donations to help the disaster relief to provide food, shelter and emotional support. They say they are working to mobilize volunteer resources. Full story...
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Medical examiner: 24 dead in Oklahoma twister

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The state medical examiner's office has revised the death toll from a tornado in an Oklahoma City suburb to 24 people, including seven children. Full story...
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Search for survivors begins in OKC suburb after massive tornado hits

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A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors. Full story...
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NWS says microburst, not tornado, struck Kure Beach

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video The storm that rolled through Kure Beach the day after Christmas has been declared a microburst by the National Weather Service. Instead of swirling winds from a tornado, microbursts have straight line winds. Full story...
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One year later, Ammon still copes with killer twisters

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video It's been one year since a devastating and deadly tornado outbreak ripped through the small Bladen County community of Ammon. The tornadoes leveled homes and killed three people. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Baptist Church rebuilt after devastating tornadoes last year

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videoOne year ago tomorrow marks the anniversary of a string of deadly tornadoes that tore through Bladen County. Those storms heavily damaged the Elizabethtown Baptist Church. Since then the church has rebuilt and is now rejoicing. Full story...
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Cherokee County assesses tornado damage

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Cherokee County officials continue to assess the damage from a tornado that destroyed businesses and homes but injured no one. Full story...
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'Miracle babies' to return home as tornado cleanup begins

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A North Carolina family says three children were ripped from their beds by a tornado, throwing one about 100 feet away along a fence lining a highway. All have been released from hospitals and are back with relatives. Full story...
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Experts who handled Giffords shooting, Joplin tornadoes share experience

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videoSome jobs require lessons that can only be learned from first-hand experiences. Here in Wilmington this weekend, doctors, nurses and other emergency workers are learning from counterparts who handled last year's shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and the killer tornadoes in Joplin, MO. Full story...
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