Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Storms Injure More Than a Dozen in Sampson County, North Carolina

May 30,2017
More than a dozen people were injured Monday after storms struck eastern North Carolina.
According to the Associated Press, Sampson County assistant manager Susan Holder told local news outlets 14 people were injured by the storms. At least three of those were taken to area hospitals, Holder added. None of the injuries were serious.
Duke Energy reported about 1,800 customers without service Tuesday morning after trees and power lines were downed by winds, with roughly 1,000 of those outages located in Sampson County.
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There were more than a dozen reports of flipped homes in the area, Holden said, and several hog and poultry farm houses were destroyed.
Road closures in the area prompted school officials in Sampson County and the city of Clinton to open schools two hours later Tuesday morning.
The National Weather Service said it will send a team to Sampson County on Tuesday to determine if the damage came from a tornado or straight-line winds.
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