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.
Around 5:20 p.m., emergency dispatchers in Dare County told WAVY.com there was no damage reported in the area.
The tornado watches/warnings have been canceled in Dare. No damage reported.
— Dare County EM (@DareCoEM) April 7, 2014
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.
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.