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Posted April 17, 2011

Storms and tornadoes left their mark as they swept across North Carolina Saturday, displacing people from their homes and injuring many.

How has the storm affected you? What's going on in your neighborhood? What are you doing or what are you seeing in your communities that others should know about?

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  • BEACH Apr 18, 2011


  • edgar709 Apr 18, 2011

    Same here unclegrits.
    We live in Holly Springs. Eerie to see day turn into night in a matter of seconds. Hurdled the family underneath the stairs. Thankfully nothing happended to us, but driving around the neighborhood, some were not as lucky as us. A lot of downed trees and power lines looked like spaghetty-of course, our power did not come on until 11pm last night.

  • unclegrits Apr 18, 2011

    It went right over our house in Holly Springs. We lost the majority of our trees and had minor house damage. Sitting in our bathroom with my wife and 2 small children and hearing it approach is something I never want to repeat. Flat out scary.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Apr 18, 2011

    To add to my previous comment, the weekend before, I was about 30 miles from Pulaski, VA when that town was destroyed. I'm about done with tornadoes...

  • RomneyRyan2012 Apr 18, 2011

    I was in VA when a friend called and said it was heading towards Raleigh. Couldn't make contact with family here; finally did and they had taken cover. Thank goodness for live streams on computer and the Weather Channel. It's very unnerving to know your home and family are in the path and you can't do anything about it but watch and wait. All are well...

  • OBX4us Apr 18, 2011

    Prayers to all of you suffering damage and loss.

  • heremeaj Apr 18, 2011

    I remember how bad my house was during Fran since we had tornados in our neighborhood and trees all over our house. Am trying to figure out how I can take a couple of dogs while families rebuild and are not able to have the dogs. I know the need is there but not how to connect to the people.

  • Pseudonym Apr 18, 2011

    Holly Springs tornado came within 1 1/2 mile miles of us. We were lucky.

  • ddm76 Apr 18, 2011

    Thoughts and condolences go out to everyone affected. Coming to live here from MS, I will have to say that you guys here are very lucky in that storms like this don't happen very often. We had them every week or so during the spring and it does get old having to duck and dodge tornadoes (especially the pop up storms that we always got)and hurricanes. I just hope everyone realizes how important it is to be prepared for this type of situation. God bless.

  • hollylama Apr 18, 2011

    I live 10 miles from downtown Raleigh, 5 miles from New Hope Road and 1 mile from Forestville. Everywhere I went yesterday there were downed trees and homes with missing siding. Downtown looks like someone came through and pushed all the trees down. Near Hwy 401 theres a neighborhood where two tall power lines were bent completely over with the lines still attached. I have a friend that lives off of Reily Rd in Fayetteville (near Fort Bragg) and her home is completely gone. Traffic was diverted around Ft. Bragg and many other streets are still closed. I'm SOOO thankful this storm didn't come through during the night. The death toll would have been far worse.