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Violent Weather: Sudden Storms Kill 3, Damage Homes In North Carolina

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GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Authorities say three people have been killed when a sudden storm struck in eastern North Carolina, damaging homes and uprooting trees.

Pitt County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Christy Wallace said one person was killed in the county and two in neighboring Beaufort County by the storms on Sunday.

She said A 77-year-old man was killed in Pitt County when high winds collapsed a barn as he was moving an ATV into it. In the neighboring county, a husband and wife died when a tree fell on their golf cart.

Pitt County Emergency Management Director Noel Lee said the damage appears to have been mostly from straight-line winds. He wasn't aware of any other serious injuries.

Wallace said she's aware of outages and trees falling into houses. Lee said a damage assessment was under way.

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