Tornado causes damage, injuries in Belhaven

The Associated Press

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BELHAVEN — Damage and injuries are reported after an apparent tornado touched down in eastern North Carolina.

National Weather Service meteorologist Lara Pagano says video of the storm indicates a tornado touched down Monday near the Beaufort County town of Belhaven. Weather researchers will seek to confirm the tornado strike and its path, length and force on Tuesday.

Belhaven Mayor Adam O’Neal said multiple people were injured in the town. O’Neal says a pickup truck was lifted off a highway and tossed it into a field. The mayor says a man and his son inside the truck were taken to the hospital.

Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says most of Belhaven was cut off from electricity after trees and power lines toppled.