WATCH VIDEO: Severe Storm Damage in North Carolina
At least 12 people were injured and numerous buildings damaged late Monday as a result of thunderstorms that rolled through rural parts of North Carolina.
Sampson County officials say two people were taken to local hospitals via ambulance and another was transported by a sheriff’s deputy.
There were multiple reports of downed trees, trees on houses and downed power lines. More than a dozen homes have been damaged including an overturned mobile home.
A neighbor says he was able to help a woman who was trapped in that home when it flipped.
“She had a bunch of cuts and bruises, but she was walking,” said Donnie Davis. “She was coherent and I don’t know if it was shock that was keeping her going but she was walking on her own.”
According to Duke Energy, more than 1,500 customers were without power early Tuesday morning.