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Scattered storms cause damage in Duplin County

Posted August 12, 2011

— Strong storms caused downed trees and powerlines in Duplin County on Friday afternoon. 

Residents in Mount Olive said winds knocked down trees and an awning at an Exxon station. Power at Mount Olive College went out twice and tornado alarms went off, viewer Ashley Stroud said. 

Also in Duplin County, a cinder-block warehouse was leveled, a turkey house was damaged and a boat was pushed out of a yard across the street, county Emergency Manager Reid Southerland said. Most of the damage occurred along North Carolina Highway 403.

Scattered showers and storms were expected to continue throughout central North Carolina through Friday evening, most likely in areas southwest and east of the Triangle.

The chance of rain continues this weekend, with a slight chance of storms on Saturday afternoon and widely scattered storms possible in the evening.

"Here in the Triangle, the best chance of rain will come during the afternoon hours," WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel said. 

The chance of rain increases on Sunday as a cold front pushes through. 

Monday will bring less humid weather, with highs in the upper 80s and lowers in the upper 60s.

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  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas Aug 12, 7:55 p.m.

    yeah, finally some rain!

  • kampercam Aug 12, 6:16 p.m.

    The 40 foot pine trees on Mount Olive Collage campus was not supported properly either. lol

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Aug 12, 5:59 p.m.

    wyldwest222 - "Yes we prayed for rain... be careful what you ask for!!!!!"

    That's why when I pray for rain, I'm always quick to remind God He can keep the thunder, lightning and wind.

    LOL LOL LOL

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Aug 12, 5:58 p.m.

    "Also in Duplin County, a cinder block warehouse storage building was leveled, a turkey house was damaged and a boat was pushed out of a yard across the street, county Emergency Manager Reid Southerland said. Most of the damage occurred along North Carolina Highway 403."

    CRIKEY!!!

    Praying everyone's ok, including the turkeys and other critters.

  • Luv2Camp Aug 12, 5:37 p.m.

    The good folks in Stantonsburg (Wilson County) got hit hard with this storm.

  • spiraling in control Aug 12, 5:35 p.m.

    that sign is in Mt Olive, which is in Wayne County

  • wyldwest222 Aug 12, 5:27 p.m.

    ok folks, I was in this storm.... wind blowing straight across my yard... raining so bad, I could not see my neighbors house. Wind or something sent the shelter from across the street into my yard and up under my carport. Yes we prayed for rain... be careful what you ask for!!!!!

  • mfarmer1 Aug 12, 4:58 p.m.

    That Exxon Sign Looks like it was not supported properly.

    The Supports Look Kind Of Small.

  • jmf1073 Aug 12, 3:35 p.m.

    Nope, no rain here in north Raleigh again.

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 12, 3:33 p.m.

    Wooo Hooo we got rain, and more coming. So far not too bad, just keep hoping. Just love that weather lady, she so cute..

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