Pop-up storms cause damage to Vance County homes
Posted September 21, 2013
Updated September 22, 2013
Henderson, N.C. — 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.
"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.