Michael Porter captured video of this tornado touching down in Davie County Wednesday afternoon, May 24, 2017 near Highways 801 and 601. In nearby Yadkin County, a gymnasium at an elementary school had two walls blown out and part of its roof ripped away. There were also reports of several vehicles flipped and property damage to homes.
Pastor Michael Bartlett explains how he captured video or a tornado hitting the small Sampson County town of Autryville, N.C. Tuesday, May 24, 2017. The tornado severely damaged homes and the town's fire department.
Residents and volunteers clean up Autryville, NC, in Sampson County, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. A tornado touched down in the town Tuesday, May 23, 2017, damaging the fire station, several trailers and taking down hundreds of trees.
Michael Bartlett captured video of a tornado passing by Autryville Baptist Church Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Autryville, N.C. Several homes and buildings were severely damaged and at least one person reported injured in the area. The Red Cross is assisting people impacted by the storm.
Two children were pulled alive from an overturned car trapped in a torrent of flood water in Texas, when a group of passers-by pulled together to help, using tools and their bare hands to pry open the doors and get inside. The incident took place near Myrtle Springs, according to reports, when the family of Phillip Ocheltree, leaving their home to escape flooding, “hydroplaned” off the wet road and flipped into a ditch.
VIDEO: Steven Bradley and his sister Brendalyn Kerr clean up Bradley's gym, Recycled Body Fitness, in Raleigh, NC Wednesday, April 26, 2017, after nearly three feet of water from record heavy rain flooded the establishment on Tuesday.
In Johnston County, the Neuse River at Smithfield exceeded its 15-foot flood stage Tuesday and continued to rise, reaching nearly 25 feet Wednesday afternoon. At 23 feet, the river flooded Hospital and Buffalo roads and cut off the town water treatment plant’s access to its reservoir. The river is expected to remain flooded above 15 feet until Friday night. The Neuse in Smithfield broke records during Hurricane Matthew when it rose above 29 feet.