Man killed as tree falls on truck in NC storms


    RALEIGH, NC(AP)– A Polk County man has died when a tree fell
    on his pickup truck during storms that moved across North Carolina.

    The Hendersonville Times-News reported that 55-year-old William
    Allison was driving near his home when a tree was blown over late
    Wednesday afternoon.

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    A Wilson County family lost the roof from a mobile home during a
    strong thunderstorm. Greg Franklin says he and his son were inside
    their Elm City home when the roof was torn off about 5 p.m.
    Wednesday. No one was hurt.

    Utility company officials said heavy winds led to loss of power
    for about 2,250 residents in Orange County, Johnston County, Wake
    County and other areas.

    About 1,2000 customers were still without service across the
    state Thursday morning.

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