Severe weather leaves behind damage
A severe storm moved through parts of central North Carolina Sunday evening, prompting the National Weather Service to issue tornado and thunderstorm warnings.Posted — Updated
"Right near Zebulon, there were reports of trees down at about 7:49 p.m. on Highway 96 and 64," said WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel.
The storm then moved out of Wake County and toward the Rocky Mount area, bringing rain, large hail and strong winds.
"The storm was impressive in Nash County but then expired as it moved into Edgecombe County, losing its rotations," WRAL Meteorologist Kim Deaner said.
The family sought safety from the storm in a hallway of their Spring Hope home. They heard hail hitting the roof and a loud gust of wind. After about five minutes, they went outside and saw their garage destroyed.
"The garage basically flipped upside down," Reynolds said. "Everything in our garage and storage building are gone."
Reynolds said everyone is OK and that neighbors were helping the family sort through the damage.
"It was scary," Reynolds said. "Our house is 10 feet from the garage, but it was not damaged."
Camille Corbett took some photos Sunday evening of storm rotations near her home in Zebulon.
"Thankfully, there was no damage to our neighborhood," she said. "It was very scary."
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