Storms hit homes from NC to PA

Severe weekend weather produces tornadoes, prompts flood warnings, damages homes, barns

BY JIM SKILLINGTON | BALTIMORE | April 20, 2008


Tornadoes and severe storms are being blamed for scattered residential damage across a wide area of the Mid-Atlantic from western North Carolina to south central Pennsylvania Saturday and Sunday.

Flood watches were posted Sunday from Virginia to Pennsylvania where as much as 5-inches of rain was predicted in some areas.

Saturday night tornadoes near Lincolnton, Shelby and Fallston, NC, reportedly damaged several barns, destroyed at least one mobile home and damaged a number of other homes and outbuildings according to Neil Dixon, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

At least two tornadoes were reported near Washington, NC, Sunday afternoon but little damage and no injuries were reported by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department. Two other tornadoes damaged several homes and a school in Charles and Prince George's Counties in Maryland.

Tornado warnings were posted in eastern North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland Sunday afternoon and evening.

The combination of high winds and heavy rain blew trees and heavy limbs onto homes in southern Maryland and south central Pennsylvania Sunday afternoon.


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