Authorities assessed the damage in North Carolina on Thursday after severe weather raked the area, injuring a number of people.
A limited state of emergency was in place for eastern Burke County where some 800 homes were without power after a suspected tornado hit the area, the board of commissioners said. Some homes got minor damage while others were destroyed.
At least five people were injured, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known, county officials said.
Another suspected tornado hit neighboring Rutherford County, where a funnel cloud was spotted Wednesday afternoon. Emergency services reported structural damage and several injuries.FULL STORY