Tornado warning expired for Dare County

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A tornado warning for mainland Dare County expired at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

Those in the area were advised to take shelter indoors, away from windows, preferably in a basement or small interior room. If in a mobile home, the best course of action was to evacuate to a substantial structure. And if no shelter was available, laying flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and covering your head with your hands was advised.

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Around 5:20 p.m., emergency dispatchers in Dare County told there was no damage reported in the area.

WAVY’s sister station in North Carolina, WITN, reports possible tornado damage in Beaufort and Hyde counties.

WITN reporters sent us the below picture of a pickup truck, which Belhaven Mayor Adam O’Neal said was lifted by the storm over power lines and tossed into a field near U.S. 264. The station reports a father and son were inside the truck at the time. Both were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Photo courtesy WITN
Photo courtesy WITN

Another photo sent by a WITN reporter shows a severely damaged house in the Hyde County. A local fire chief said it was lifted off its foundation on near Highway 45.

Photo courtesy WITN
Photo courtesy WITN

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