BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (News Nation) — At least two people are dead and two missing after a tornado ripped through a mobile home park in North Carolina early Tuesday morning.
The tornado touched down after 2 a.m. and was a result of the then-category 1 Hurricane Isaias. The now-decimated mobile home park is about two hours east of Raleigh.
Bertie County authorities said crews found two people dead in the debris and they are continuing to search for those missing.
Bertie County officials said at least 12 people were taken to the hospital with storm-related injuries and at least 10 more people were rescued and taken to shelters in the area.
Authorities asked residents to stay away from what is left of the mobile home park.
“Assessment of the scene will continue today as well into the coming days. Taskforce Teams from across the state are on the ground supplementing local search efforts,” said Bertie County Emergency Management Director Mitch Cooper. “We want to emphasize that this is not a recovery mission, and rescues are still taking place which is why it is increasingly important to steer clear of the area.”
If you live in the area and have been displaced due to the storm, call (252) 794-6144.
If you are a family member looking to receive a status update about a family member who is missing, leave the missing persons’ name and a contact number with a county staff member at (252) 794-6144.
News Nation affiliates WNCT and WCNC contributed to this report.
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