Posted at: 04/27/2014 9:23 AM
MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — The National Weather Service is confirming multiple tornado touchdowns Friday in eastern North Carolina, where officials say 200 homes were seriously damaged.
Meteorologists say they have confirmed EF-2 tornadoes touched down in Pitt and Beaufort counties. Their survey is continuing and a final assessment is expected by the end of the day.
The emergency management director in Beaufort County says 200 homes were either heavily damaged or destroyed, and more than a dozen people were taken to the hospital.
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