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Straight line winds caused damage

Revised on: 10.24.2017 at 09:03 p.m.

Posted on: 10.24.2017 at 11:56 a.m.

Monday’s impressive storms had the potential for tornado activity in Columbus county, but officials with the National Weather service said all indications right now are that the damage was caused by straight line winds and powerful thunderstorms.

A Mastec Co. crew heads into a marshy area at the Old 74 Fox Preserve as repairs to power lines continue in Hallsboro.

“We have teams check suspected tornado damage in Brunswick and Horry counties,” said Mike Ross of the NWS Wilmington office, “but it doesn’t appear there were any tornadoes in Columbus.
Power repair crews and cleanup teams are busy from Fair Bluff to Tabor City, Whiteville and Hallsboro.

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While most of Whiteville’s power outages have been repaired, a number of areas and neighborhoods are still without electricity. City crews are also advising motorists to avoid Franklin Street and the intersection of Thompson and Columbus while cleanup is underway.

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