|Published:||Mar 29, 2010 12:53 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Mar 29, 2010 12:53 PM EDT|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Officials say a handful of people were
injured by violent storms that likely spawned tornadoes, ripped the
metal roof off at least one building and damaged dozens of homes in
central North Carolina.
National Weather Service meteorologist Gail Hartfield says
eyewitnesses spotted several tornadoes between Charlotte and
Greensboro on Sunday night, though none has been confirmed. She
says there are initial reports of several injuries in the Linwood
She said 20 to 30 homes have been damaged in High Point.
Hundreds of lightning strikes have been reported, as well as high
winds, hail and heavy rain between Charlotte and Greensboro.
Northern Georgia also was hit with heavy storms. Power is out is
Mitch Carmichael told The Charlotte Observer that he was in his
mobile home when he felt the structure shake.