Published: May 25,2017
For the second time in as many days, residents cleaned up damage across the South as severe storms hit the region Wednesday.
In Yadkin County, North Carolina, a radar-confirmed tornado tore two walls off the gymnasium of an elementary school and there were reports of several flipped vehicles.
Spotters reported a tornado near East Bend, North Carolina, around 4:30 p.m. EDT, according to weather.com meteorologist Jonathan Belles. The confirmed tornado passed through Yadkin and Stokes counties before the tornadic supercell continued into south-central Virginia.
Four homes were damaged in Newberry, South Carolina, after a radar-confirmed tornado was reported in the area, the National Weather Service said. A tornado was also reported in Gilmer County, Georgia, where several trees were taken down.
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Strong winds impacted Iredell County, North Carolina, destroying several homes, the Associated Press reported via the Statesville Record and Landmark. Roads were blocked by downed trees and power lines and there were multiple reports of property damage near the Davie County line.
Winds also battered Laurens County, Georgia, damaging barn roofs and downing several trees into roads, reports NWS.
In DeKalb County, Georgia, a homeowner narrowly escaped before a strong wind gust knocked a tree over into their house, WSB-TV reported.
A motorist also had a close call in DeKalb County when a tree collapsed on top of her vehicle as she was driving, according to WSB. She was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor head and neck injuries.
A small tree crashed into a home in Saluda County, South Carolina, Wednesday, and the skirt was torn off of a mobile home, AP reports.
Despite the severity of these storms, no serious injuries or deaths were reported across the South Wednesday night.
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