A very large tornado tore through Raleigh, North Carolina this afternoon.Â According to officials, the tornado hit 4 miles south of Raleigh and did a lot of damage.Â This tornado hit around 4:00 pm.
The tornado in Raleigh tore scaffolding and power lines down and tossed items around.Â Drivers tried to weather the storm and hide from the torrential downpours by parking under overpasses.Â People did what they had to do to try to protect their own lives.
Currently there are 33,000 reported power outages in Wake County and at least 70,000 or more in other areas of North Carolina, including Asheville.
In Raleigh itself, brick buildings have been severely damaged.Â There is debris and downed trees all over the area.Â It is a scary situation for everyone in the area and for their friends and families who are worrying about them.
The storms are from the same weather system that produced tornadoes in Oklahoma and Arkansas on Friday and into Mississippi and Alabama on Saturday evening.
According to theÂ News Observer, there is a tornado watch for eastern North Carolina until 9:00 pm.Â If you live in this area, keep an eye on the sky and an ear to your NOAH weather radio.Â This weather system is pushing eastward; it hasnÂ’t died out yet.