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Tornado causes injuries, damages in Eastern North Carolina

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Posted at 9:31 AM, Nov 27, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-27 10:15:22-05

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — Storm winds in Eastern North Carolina caused damage, injured area residents and left thousands without power.

According to the Carteret County Times-News, a waterspout came ashore Tuesday in Atlantic Beach about 10:15 p.m. and caused damage and multiple injuries as it made its way toward the sound.

Once coming ashore, the tornado slashed through neighborhoods leaving a trail of destruction, multiple injuries, downed power lines and trees.

The storm made landfall again near Carteret Community College and damaged Carteret General Hospital. Trees and power lines were also down around the hospital.

No injuries occurred at the hospital but three treatment bays were damaged.

A Carteret Community College student was reportedly brought in with a minor head injury.

An area of Morehead City near the hospital was without power.

Torrential rain associated with the storm caused flooding and several streets were closed due to downed power lines and trees.

It was reported that a total of about 5,522 Duke Energy Progress customers were without power at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Read more: Carteret County Times-News