Storm Damage, Minor Injury Reported in Franklin County

Posted October 24, 2007

— Storm damage and at least one minor injury were reported in Franklin County Wednesday evening.

Bricks were blown off a laundromat just outside Louisburg. A camper was also blown over, and a person inside the camper had minor injuries, WRAL's Beau Minnick reported from the scene.

The National Weather Service reported that numerous trees and power lines were down at Preacher Ball and Edward Best roads.

Strong thunderstorms Wednesday morning prompted the National Weather Service to issue severe thunderstorm warnings for counties in and around the Triangle. There was still a possibility of severe weather late in the day, according to WRAL Meteorologist Mike Maze.


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  • scarborough44 Oct 25, 2007

    nomorenc needs to ride out to Hidden Lake in Youngsville (Franklin County) and tell us what he/she thinks then! One of the parade homes was 3.2 million. I love living in Franklin County!

  • TheDude abides... Oct 25, 2007

    Preacher's (golo wont let me use the last name)store is a store/laundromat/carwash all together in that order. It wasnt "just a few bricks" it was the entire wall of the last carwash bay. And it was cinder blocks by the way. You cant see it from the picture, but several huge oak trees were splintered as well. It was weird. just this small section of a few acres had obvious damage. Everywhere else it just looked like it rained. One or two miles down the road it was the same thing, just no injuries. Very spotty damage.

  • rebekah816 Oct 25, 2007

    Yes, I know exactly where that's at...was in middle school at Edward Best...many, many Moons ago...

  • Arkansas Razorback Oct 25, 2007

    It hammered my area of Franklin County several times yesterday (around Hill Ridge Farms). We are happy to get the rain. BTW I am pretty happy with my little life here in Franklin County.
    Franklin County = God's Country LOL

  • imnotsayinimjustsayin Oct 25, 2007

    acidburn & rebekah816, the damage occured a few miles off of Hwy 56 East between Edward Best & Justice communities. I'm not sure if you are familiar with the Preacher Ball store & Laundromat, but I believe those buildings suffered damage too. My uncle, a farmer, had some damage to his equipment in that area too.

  • gopanthers Oct 25, 2007

    nomorenc - Guess you haven't been to Franklin County much. I just moved here from Wake County into a very nice Sub-Divsion (Brand New) and one that is just as nice as any Sub-Division in Wake County.

  • BlowupDollWithChatAmbitions Oct 25, 2007

    what part of Lousiburg? I have friends that live there and raise German Shepherds, but can't remember the hwy at this time.

  • just my2cents Oct 25, 2007

    nomorenc, my mom lives in Franklin County in a very nice gated community, I am sure the houses there are worth more than anything you own, judging by the sound of your ignorance. I am just thankful the injuries were minor and it was not worse.

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  • shine Oct 25, 2007

    nomorenc....... you took the time to type your post about the "bud can" - I wish you would take the time to explain to others what sense or sensiblity it made in reference to the article.... what makes you so mad and irritated that you would say something that ugly??? Maybe have got a better "bud can" than you?