Strong thunderstorms rumble through North Carolina

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Associated Press

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 26 at 11:05 AM

A series of strong thunderstorms has rumbled through North Carolina, toppling trees and causing property damage.

No injuries were reported.

Eastern North Carolina experienced two rounds of severe weather Friday. Officials reported three mobile homes were damaged near the town of Chicod in Pitt County. Emergency Services Director Noel Lee said he had no reports of significant damage and no evidence of any tornadoes despite numerous reports of funnel clouds.

To the west, a strong storm took down trees and power lines in the Statesville area. The National Weather Service said the worst of the damage was northwest of the city, where a spotter reported garage doors blown in and siding ripped off homes.

Central and eastern portions of the state were under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

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