The storms that have been tearing across the South reached North Carolina early this morning leaving 7 dead, 20 injured and 4 still missing. Property damage is still being assessed.
Thankfully, it now appears to have passed through my area. I was awakened around 5 a.m. by howling winds and pounding rain. I spent a few hours this morning in a local pre-school and around 9:30 an announcement was made over the intercom that if the fire alarm went off, tornado drill procedures should be followed because tornadoes had been spotted nearby. The worst of the weather left my area several hours ago. In fact, the sun is now shining. The storm system is headed into Virginia and remains dangerous.