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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weather Service to Survey Storm Damage in King

KING, NC (WGHP) - The National Weather Service will visit King on Thursday to determine if a tornado hit the area on Wednesday night.

The storm pushed through the area around 7 p.m. Strong winds and heavy rain slammed the Forest Hills Neighborhood, causing some of the worst damage in the county.

"We're doing reconnaissance checking for injuries, making sure no one is trapped and there's no danger issues like electrical or gas," said Steven Roberson, Fire Chief.

The storm knocked down several trees across the county and caused several automobile accidents on Wednesday.

"Our fire department units found an overturned vehicle in the parking lot of Pizza Hut near Hwy. 52," said Roberson.

Nancy Pardo said her home was severely damage in the storm.

Officials with the National Weather Service are expected to survey storm damage on Thursday to determine if the damage was caused by a tornado or straight-line winds.


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