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Severe storms inflict damage, injure 14 in eastern North Carolina


At least 14 people were injured in Sampson County, North Carolina, Monday night after severe storms caused widespread damage.

Most of the injuries were reported to be minor, according to WNCN.

At least 10-15 homes were damaged or destroyed, and several barns were also significantly damaged, according to emergency management officials.

“Considerable damage” was reported north of the town of Salemburg through the Kitty Fork and Keener area of the county, according to Samson County officials. Salemburg is located about 30 minutes east of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Officials said there were numerous reports of trees down and power outages. They also cautioned that transportation could be limited in the area.

Schools in the city of Clinton and elsewhere in the county were on a two-hour delay Tuesday morning due to the storms.

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Storm clouds were seen rolling through Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday night. (Photo/Eric Sosnowski)