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One dead in possible tornado in Greensboro

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As severe weather moves across North Carolina, a possible tornado is being blames for the death of one person in Greensboro area, according to a press conference with the city of Greensboro. The person was inside a car when a tree fell on it.

The damage in the area is so bad, many schools will be closed tomorrow so city officials can asses the damage. Over 20,000 homes are without power in Guilford county.

There have been numerous reports of trees falling on homes, cars and power lines. According to Rockingham Fire Rescue, a tree that fell on to a house caused five non-life threatening injuries.



That same storm system is making its way to Eastern North Carolina.

We can expect winds increasing ahead of the front likely after 9 p.m.

Winds speeds will increase from 20 mph to 30 mph as we approach midnight, with gusts between 40 mph and 50 mph.

About one to two inches of rainfall is expected with higher amounts in spots. Isolated hail is also possible and we can not rule out a quick spin up or isolated tornado.

It is already causing flight disruptions in our area. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a tornado warning was issued at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. That is one of the main hubs for connecting flights into New Bern, Jacksonville and Greenville.

All but one flight from Charlotte was cancelled as winds whipped things around the tarmac. So far, no injuries have been reported at Charlotte Douglas.


The weather also caused some power outages in the Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh areas.

Click here for a full map of Duke Energy power outages.

As the storms approach Eastern North Carolina it is a good idea to make sure your phones are charged and your flashlights have batteries in case we have problems here.


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