3 Killed in Sudden NC Storm
Dozens of homes damaged, trees uprooted
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2012 6:48 AM CDT
A car sits, crushed by a fallen tree, on Carrington Road in Lynchburg, Va., July 1, 2012.   (AP Photo/The News & Advance, Parker Michels-Boyce)
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(Newser) – Summer storms continue to take a toll on East Coast: In North Carolina, a sudden violent storm struck yesterday, uprooting trees and killing three people. One 77-year-old man was killed when a barn collapsed while he was inside, and a husband and wife died after a tree fell on their golf cart, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. Dozens of homes were damaged by falling trees, two airport hangars were destroyed, and more than 16,000 customers were left without power.

And the death toll from Friday's violent storms in the eastern US has been raised to 14, the AP reports. The search for one man, who went missing while boating off Maryland early Saturday, has been suspended. More than 3 million people were still without power in yesterday's 100-degree heat, and officials are still saying it could be days before electricity is restored everywhere; cell phone and Internet service was also spotty yesterday and gas stations were closed. Click for more fallout from the storm.
 

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