A deadly North Carolina twister was part of a powerful storm system that rocked the Southeast last night, AP reports. The Carolina tornado knocked three tractor-trailers off a highway, killing one and injuring two. Storms also hammered a shopping area in Mississippi, and homes in Tennessee and Alabama, where winds hit 60 mph.
"Me and Allan hid behind a door, and I was holding onto his belt as tight as I could," said a man in a hard-hit Mississippi furniture store. "It took less than a minute to mess this whole building up. Man, I was scared."