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Minor injuries reported after tornado damages Dare County campground

Posted September 3, 2016

Damage was reported from Tropical Storm Hermine at Hatteras Sands Campground in Hatteras, N.C. (Photo by Donny Bowers)

— Minor injuries were reported early Saturday after Tropical Storm Hermine caused damage at a campground in Hatteras, according to WAVY.

Officials with Dare County said the damage was caused by a tornado.

Photos from the Hatteras Sands Campground on Eagle Pass Road showed campers turned over and partially submerged in water. Three trailers and two cabanas were damaged from the storm.

Two other tornados were confirmed in Marshallberg and Straits.

No other information about the damage has been released.

Crews across the coastal counties in North Carolina are working to clean up and restore power as Hermine moves back into the Atlantic. Areas around Wilmington saw up to 10 inches of rain, with widespread reports of at least 4 inches of rain from Interstate 95 east.

Forecasters say waves and rip currents could remain dangerous, especially along the Outer Banks, as Hermine meanders offshores.


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