State of emergency issued in North Carolina city

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say they've declared a local state of emergency in Greensboro, North Carolina, after an apparent tornado caused damage in several locations around that city.

Greensboro police said in a tweet that there also has been one storm-related fatality in Greensboro, but they gave no immediate details of that death. They did not elaborate on the damages. But earlier media reports said high winds damaged at least seven homes and destroyed one mobile classroom.

The statement says emergency crews are conducting emergency checks in the areas affected and urged anyone needing immediate shelter to head to a local high school. Separately the city of Greensboro tweeted that damage was "prominent" but that a tornado had not been immediately confirmed by the National Weather Service.



 
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