Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of the Piedmont

Tropical Storm Michael hits North Carolina bringing flooding, wind

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Tropical Storm Michael moved through North Carolina on Thursday.

As of the National Hurricane Center's 11 p.m. advisory, the storm's center is about 15 miles north-northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. The storm is about to move off the coast of Virginia and into the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm is moving northeast at 25 mph.

Michael brought heavy rainfall and damage to the state. Flash flooding was reported in multiple places in the Piedmont Triad.

Thousands are without power in the state as of Thursday night.

An east-northeastward motion with a significant increase in forward speed is expected during the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Michael will move off the coast of Virginia overnight Thursday into Friday and then begin to race east-northeastward across the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.

Three deaths reported

A person was killed after a tree fell on a vehicle in Iredell County during Tropical Storm Michael’s wind and rain Thursday.

An 11-year-old girl was killed in Seminole County, Georgia, after a mobile carport was lifted off the ground, slammed through a roof and hit the child, WALB reports.

Crews managed to get to the child by about 1:50 a.m. Thursday morning.

On Wednesday, Michael claimed another life when a man died after a tree fell on a home near Greensboro, Florida, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office said.

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