Local News

Pop-up storms cause damage to Vance County homes

Posted September 21, 2013
Updated September 22, 2013

— At least two homes were damaged Saturday when pop-up storms blew through Vance County. 

Strong, straight-line winds or a possible tornado ripped the roof off a home on Brookston Road in Henderson around 7:50 p.m., officials said. The home was also knocked from its foundation.

Neighbors said they heard a loud whistling sound.

damage Pop-up storms cause damage in Henderson

"It shook the house up over there," said neighbor Daisy Young. 

The two people inside the home were taken to a nearby hotel.

At least one other home in the area was damaged. Nearly 200 people lost power during the storms.


This story is closed for comments. Comments on WRAL.com news stories are accepted and moderated between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oldest First
View all