A series of strong thunderstorms has rumbled through North Carolina, toppling trees and causing property damage.

After a heavy downpour, the skies cleared up in Winston-Salem Friday afternoon.

No injuries were reported.

Eastern North Carolina experienced two rounds of severe weather Friday. Officials reported three mobile homes were damaged near the town of Chicod in Pitt County. Emergency Services Director Noel Lee said he had no reports of significant damage and no evidence of any tornadoes despite numerous reports of funnel clouds.

To the west, a strong storm took down trees and power lines in the Statesville area. The National Weather Service said the worst of the damage was northwest of the city, where a spotter reported garage doors blown in and siding ripped off homes.

Central and eastern portions of the state were under a tornado watch until 9 p.m.

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Rain was heavy in the southern part of Forsyth County Friday afternoon due to storms passing through the Piedmont.

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This is damage from Blackjack-Simpson Rd in Pitt County, NC. Three houses were destroyed. No injuries reported at this time.

Damaging tornadoes were reported across eastern North Carolina Friday afternoon and evening.


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