A line of severe weather spread across North Carolina on Sunday, bringing heavy rainstorms and two reported tornadoes that toppled trees and ripped apart homes in Greensboro and Reidsville. At least one person was found dead, according to news outlets in the Piedmont.
The Triangle saw heavy rain, gusts of winds and scattered power outages that affected thousands in Raleigh, Durham and Orange County, but no reports of tornadoes.
Emergency workers warned of potential flash floods and the ponding of water on roads.
Tornado watches had been extended throughout Sunday as fast-moving storms moved eastward across the state.
In Greensboro, the News & Record and WFMY TV described several areas that had damage from high winds, with much of it east of U.S. 29. At least seven homes were damaged, as well as a mobile classroom at an elementary school in Greensboro.
Trees were down, pulling power lines with them, making streets impassable in some places. One death was reported in Greensboro.
The National Weather Service in Raleigh reported that a tornado was spotted near U.S. 29 and East Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro in Guilford County at 5:15 p.m.
All public schools in Guilford are closed on Monday.