Storms kill North Carolina resident after tree fell on home

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Apr 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 14:01:46-04

LEXINGTON, N.C. — A line of severe thunderstorms and most likely some tornadoes have swept across North Carolina, leaving one woman dead after a tree crashed into her bedroom.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the 61-year-old woman lived in Lexington, North Carolina.

It is about half an hour south of Winston-Salem and northeast of Charlotte along Interstate 85.

Jonathan Blaes, the meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service in Raleigh, said surveys are underway to confirm that tornadoes had struck parts of the state.

Those areas include Alamance County in the central part of the state and parts of the coast near Jacksonville. The western part of North Carolina also experienced extremely heavy rain.

Click here to see storm damage photos from our area.