January 12th, 2012
05:32 AM ET

Severe weather leaves 5 injured in North Carolina

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.


Filed under: U.S. • Weather
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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ Norma, if you are not a troll:
    I have three certifications as a personal trainer and one in nutrition for sports. I tend to study an interest deeply.
    The gym-owning business itself is, I guess, good. Most trainers I know–the ones who stay in it–do it because they love the lifestyle, being healthy and looking good.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ jack:
    I understand completely, and I respect your professionalism, even if you are, in the best and most noble sense of the word, an "amateur."

    January 12, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    Well, on his behalf, I want to say that I like the good troll.
    He reminds me of a bo t-
    tom I know who asked me to take him to a gay
    bar on a leash.
    The answer to the question(s) I expect is no.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. el gung hoe

    @748 am is not me.The idiot cant even spell gung hoe.But b y the way morning all

    January 12, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. TORI©

    Troll, you are an idiot but a funny one. Kindly learn how to spell. Hope your Troll supervisor kicks your butt. Thank you for playing.

    January 12, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  6. Portland tony


    January 12, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Im with you Portland Tony! Cnn may as well flush this thread! Enough already damn troll bots! Even archaic yahoo doesnt allow this!!

    January 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And just think it all started after i called philip el philipo 2 weeks ago! Guess that tells ya who the el-aphant in the room is? Sorry to burst your balloon philip but it is childish!

    January 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lmao dang ur good nicole saidi ty.

    January 12, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joey Isotta-Frachini©™

    To nsaidi/CNN:
    Thank you for removing the trolls' posts.

    January 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TORI©

    @nsaidi,Thank you for removing the troll posts.

    January 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. s kel

    JIF....kick pops asz.

    January 13, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Frachini©™

    Good morning, s kel.

    January 13, 2012 at 3:59 am | Report abuse |
  14. ma & pa

    @Pop..Supreme Court says government can't tell us how to worship or not or how to run church business. Free to worship as our conscience directs, as long as we do not break the laws of the land or work to subvert the laws of the land. Freedom of religion does not give us license for wrongdoing. Warren Jeffs' snakey butt is now parked in a prison cell because he tried to use religion to hide behind, to keep his own personal harem. Speaking of harems, there's a political ideology disguised as a religion in the area harems are assciated with that does just what you're talking about. It has spread to this country. Truth and humility give the best immunity against it.

    January 13, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
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