2 homes destroyed, more damaged by NC storm

Photo courtesy WITN
Photo courtesy WITN

BELHAVEN, N.C. (AP) — Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County.

Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says no one suffered serious injuries from the storm that destroyed two houses and significantly damaged six other homes on Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service says video of the storm indicates a tornado touched down near Belhaven. Weather Service officials planned to visit the area Tuesday to try and confirm the tornado strike and its path, length and force.

Pack says the woman and her family live in one of the houses that were destroyed. He says they were saved because they all ran to a nearby ditch for safety.

Radar image known as a hook echo from the North Carolina tornado.
Radar image known as a hook echo from the North Carolina tornado.
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