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    Nine killed after tornado touches down in Columbus Co.

    Updated: 11/16/2006 10:18 AM

    WHITEVILLE, N.C. -- North Carolina authorities now say nine
    people have been killed in storms there.

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    Yeah and it happened at 630 this morning, they were probably sleeping, what a tragedy...

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    I am freaking out here. It is so windy. We are expecting a bad storm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardenmom
    I am freaking out here. It is so windy. We are expecting a bad storm.
    Im in fayetteville and its clearing up here....Be careful and try to stay safe....

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    Tornado flips cars, homes in N.C.; 8 die By ESTES THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer



    A tornado flipped cars, shredded trees and ripped mobile homes to pieces in this little riverside community early Thursday, killing at least eight people, authorities said.

    The disaster the two-day death toll from a devastating line of thunderstorms that swept across the South to 12.

    Kip Godwin, chairman of the Columbus County Commission, said authorities had nearly concluded their search of the area where all the deaths occurred a cluster of trailers and an adjacent neighborhood of brick homes and had accounted for everyone.

    Hospital officials said four children were in critical condition.

    The storms that began Wednesday unleashed tornadoes and straight-line winds that overturned mobile homes and tractor-trailers, uprooted trees and knocked down power lines across the South.

    In Louisiana, a man died Wednesday when a tornado struck his home. In South Carolina, a utility worker checking power lines Thursday during the storm was electrocuted. In North Carolina, two people died in car crashes as heavy rain pounded the state, dropping as much as five inches in some areas.

    Off the coast, a Coast Guard helicopter lowered a pump to a fishing boat that was taking on water in 15-foot seas about 50 miles from Charleston. One crewman was aboard the 34-foot boat, which the Coast Guard escorted back to land.

    The tornado that struck Riegelwood situated on the Cape Fear River about 20 miles west of Wilmington hit shortly after 6:30 a.m.

    "There was no warning. There was no time," said Cissy Kennedy, a radiologist's assistant who lives in the area. "It just came out from nowhere."

    As many as 40 mobile homes were damaged before the tornado crossed a highway and leveled three brick homes. Some of the dead were believed to be children.



    More at link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061116/ap_on_re_us/southern_storms&printer=1





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    I've been watching the coverage on T.V., so tragic. I believe when they were interviewing it was said they only had a 16 minute warning. Two children have been reported among the dead.

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    Back in the early 80's, we had a tornado come through (without warning) early one morning. I remember getting up, just by chance, and looking out the window. It was a funny color...sort of green. I pulled the window open, and it was extremely quiet. Then I heard what sounded like a freight train. I yelled at hubby and we ran and grabbed the kids (our youngest was 2 months old), and we RAN to the basement.

    We were lucky. We only lost part of our roof and most of our trees. Some of our neighbors weren't so lucky, but thankfully, no one was hurt or killed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in that area. How horrible.

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    We are OK! It was funny because I didn't even know about the storms on Wednesday (I hardly ever watch the news). But Thursday morning my son looked out the door and said, "Wow, the sky is pink!" I looked at it and said, "Red sky at night sailor's delight, red sky in morning, sailor take warning." Then I told him a bad storm was coming. When he got home from school he was like, wow mom, you were right. I guess that old saying is true.

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    May the Lord be with them all.


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