Winter Storm Uri has brought extreme cold, heavy snow and isolated tornadoes to areas of the southern and Central U.S. since forming earlier this week.
In Texas, plunging temperatures and snow have led to more than 4.4 million homes and businesses being without power. More than 4 million outages were reported across 10 other states Monday night.
In Georgia and North Carolina, tornadoes spawned by the storm damaged homes, split utility poles and uprooted trees Monday afternoon and early Tuesday.
At this time, it appears that impacted areas in Brunswick County, N.C., have sustained the highest concentration of damage. According to the latest reports, more than 50 homes have been impacted, with some being completely destroyed or swept off foundations.
Approximate locations sustaining structural damage:
- Damascus (Early County, 31741, 39841)
- Grissettown (Brunswick County, 28469)
Ocean Isle Beach (Brunswick County, 28467, 28469)
*Concentrated home damage reported in the Ocean Ridge Plantation Community
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