COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - At least ten homes suffered damage from strong storms that moved through southeastern North Carolina Thursday night.
Kay Worley, Director of Emergency Services in Columbus County, said the damage was done along Best Road, outside the community of Chadbourn. According to Worley, some of the homes had porches blown off, and at least one had what she called "extensive" damage.
There was insulation everywhere Friday morning and at least one roof was ripped from a mobile home on Highway 410. Residents said they had to pass their children through the window to escape the trailer. Power lines draped over cars in driveways, porches were pulled from the foundation and silo was even blown to a new location.
"Blessed. All I can say is that we're blessed-- that no one was hurt and everything that was damaged can mostly be replaced," said Marilyn Reaves whose family lives on one of the more severely damaged roads.
No injuries are reported.
As of about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation's website showed power was restored to all customers in that area of Columbus County. As many as 80 customers lost power from the storm when it came through early Thursday evening.
The National Weather Service plans to send a survey team to the area to document the damage.
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