Deadly Storms Sweep Southeast

1 killed, 2 injured in NC twister
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 9, 2008 6:41 AM CDT
A damaged vehicle sits in the Mississippi Department of Transportation parking lot surrounded by twisted metal after a line of severe weather moved through the area yesterday.   (AP Photo/Ryan Moore)
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(Newser) – 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."