At least three people were killed and 10 were injured after a deadly tornado spawned from Winter Storm Uri struck a coastal North Carolina community on Monday night.
The tornado hit the Ocean Ridge Plantation area in Brunswick County, North Carolina, at about 11:50 p.m. local time, Ed Conrow, Brunswick County Emergency Services Director, said in a press conference.
“We had several homes that were destroyed, several that were severely damaged,” Conrow explained. “Unfortunately, we had 10 injuries that we can report at this time and we had three confirmed fatalities at this time.”
“It’s been a challenging time, but hopefully as we get through this we’ll recover and we’ll support the community and get back,” he added.
Conrow also said that emergency responders are securing gas leaks and intend to do a search through the impacted areas on Tuesday morning.
According to The Weather Channel, there were four reports of tornadoes in the country fueled by Winter Storm Uri. Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and Texas have been hit the hardest.
A small tornado touched down in Damascus, Georgia, on Monday, which resulted in one person being injured and several homes destroyed, The Weather Channel reported.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Eric Todisco