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Storm damage reported in parts of eastern NC

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At least three people have been injured as a strong storm moves off the North Carolina coast.

Atlantic Beach officials say two people suffered minor injuries when the roof blew off their condominium Tuesday night.

Carteret Community College in Morehead City canceled classes Wednesday because of storm damage. One student was hit by flying debris but was not seriously injured.

A Tornado Watch remains in effect for Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Hyde, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Tyrrell and Washington counties until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

WNCT reports that Morehead City has declared a state of emergency. Meanwhile, Carteret General Hospital is currently running off generator power. WNCT reports there is minor structural damage to the hospital and that they are not turning away patients. 

Carteret Community College will be closed Wednesday after sustaining wind damage and will remain closed through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative tells WNCT that they have tree crews and line crews working to clear tree limbs at the Morehead City substation. About 1,500 customers are without power in the Crab Point, Mandy Farms and Wildwood areas as of early Wednesday morning.

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