Storm rips through Yadkin County elementary school

Cheryl Sanders
May 25, 2017

Richmond County Emergency Services Director Donna Wright told the Daily Journal in an email Wednesday that, to her knowledge, there were no major storm damages other than trees down.

There are multiple reports of damage in the Triad and western parts of the state as severe weather moved through, including a report of significant damage at Courtney Elementary School in Yadkin County. The damage, as well as a tornado, have not been confirmed at this time.

About 10 homes also were damaged on Baity Road near the school, and authorities helped residents get out of their homes.

There were no immediate reports of injuries as the storms headed east.

Pictures and video showed bricks scattered on the basketball court, the end walls blown out and half of the roof missing.

The touch down was reported near Highways 601 and 801.

WFMY has received reports of tornado touchdowns in Yadkin County. Power lines and trees are reported to be down in the area.

Gov. Roy Cooper spoke with Autryville Mayor Larry Autry about the damages who said state Emergency Mangement officials have been in cotact with him about helping.

Local reports indicate a possible tornado has caused serious property damage in a North Carolina county.

Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said one man was treated after suffering minor injuries when a mobile home overturned.

On Thursday, more storms are expected, with some forecast to be severe with damaging straight line wind gusts and hail the size of golf balls.

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