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Severe thunderstorms down trees

Posted July 1, 2009

Severe thunderstorms rolled across parts of central and eastern North Carolina Wednesday evening.

The storms were part of a cold front moving west to east. Dangerous winds and lightning were reported in parts.

Strong winds blew down trees and caused damage in Cumberland and Wayne counties, according to WRAL viewers.

The storms were expected to clear out of the WRAL viewing area by midnight, WRAL meteorologist Mike Maze said.

Thursday will be cooler with temperatures in the low 90s. Wednesday's high was 97 degrees.



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  • kampercam Jul 2, 2009

    Mount Olive in Wayne Co. had strong winds especially along Cricket Ridge Rd. and Falling Creek Country Club. Felt like and looked like Tornado damage, but who knows, wind is wind no matter it's classification... F0 no report..

  • coryald23 Jul 2, 2009

    There was pretty significant damage along and between the area of Bass Lake Road/John Cannady Lane/Harmony Church Rd in Sampson County last night. Couple of buildings/sheds destroyed, tree threw a couple houses...couple of cars were totaled by falling trees and power lines down all over. Pretty sure it was straight line winds or downburst. Haven't heard anything about this on the news anywhere?