Violent Storms Do Damage North of Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Officials say a handful of people were injured by violent storms that likely spawned tornadoes, ripped the metal roof off at least one building and damaged dozens of homes in central North Carolina.

National Weather Service meteorologist Gail Hartfield says eyewitnesses spotted several tornadoes between Charlotte and Greensboro on Sunday night, though none has been confirmed. She says there are initial reports of several injuries in the Linwood area.

She said 20 to 30 homes have been damaged in High Point. Hundreds of lightning strikes have been reported, as well as high winds, hail and heavy rain between Charlotte and Greensboro. Northern Georgia also was hit with heavy storms. Power is out is some areas.

Mitch Carmichael told The Charlotte Observer that he was in his mobile home when he felt the structure shake.

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