RALEIGH, N.C. — At least eight people were confirmed dead after a tornado tore through a tiny North Carolina town early Thursday as severe thunderstorms battered the southeast for a second day, leaving thousands without power and at least 12 storm-related deaths.
The tornado ripped through a mobile home park in a tiny Columbus County community this morning. The tornado flipped cars, shredded trees and ripped mobile homes to pieces.
Columbus County Commissioner Chairman Kip Godwin said authorities had mostly concluded their search efforts and have accounted for everyone on their list of missing persons. Earlier, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley said 20 were hospitalized after the twister.
What a mess.....rest of the article talks about how the moblie homes "exploded" when hit by the tornado. The NWS preaches until it is beyond blue in the face to never stay in a moblie home at the mere threat of severe weather...to include tornadoes, straight line winds, hurricanes, and the like.....