Winter Storm Uri Spawns Deadly, Destructive Tornadoes

A deadly tornado fueled by a major winter storm struck a coastal North Carolina community late Monday night and killed at least three people and injured 10 more.

The tornado hit the Ocean Ridge Plantation area in Brunswick County, North Carolina, at about 11:50 p.m. Monday night, Brunswick County officials said.

Several homes were destroyed and several others were "severely" damaged.

Emergency management officials said they’d be sweeping through the area when the sun came up to search the destruction for any additional injuries or deaths.

All told, there were four reports of tornadoes from severe weather spawned by major Winter Storm Uri. Storms also damaged homes and other structures and left at least four people injured Monday in Florida and Georgia.

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